Looking Back, Vol. 5

Various Artists

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Looking Back, Vol. 5 Review

by Jason Birchmeier

The Looking Back series compiles many of the best songs ever released on Looking Good Records, a subsidiary of LTJ Bukem's Good Looking Records. Like that label, Looking Good features the melodic side of drum'n'bass with a sizable old-school sound, meaning that the tracks incorporate quite a bit of jazz, funk, and fusion. The tracks compiled on the Looking Back collections were previously released on vinyl; therefore, these collections are convenient for listeners interested in the music yet not wanting to invest in numerous vinyl EPs often available only for import prices. Furthermore, the majority of the tracks have never before been available on CD. Some of the featured tracks on the fifth volume in the series include Pariah's "Search for Life," Nu Moon's "Nu Moon," Avid Nation's "Riding Higher," and Seba's "Soul 2000," in addition to several other tracks. Much like the Points in Time best-of series released by Good Looking, since each volume in the Looking Back series is essentially a best-of, they're all similarly excellent, compiling only the label's best recordings.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Pariah 07:38 Amazon
08:40 Amazon
07:42 Amazon
4 Seba 07:20 Amazon
07:58 Amazon
Rantoul 06:35 Amazon
08:32 Amazon
09:58 Amazon
J Laze 06:32 Amazon
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