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Customer Reviews

A rare find: one of the great ambient albums

For anyone that listens to XM Chill and/or a large variety of ambient and electronica-style music, this album is for you, and I mean the ENTIRE album. Every track is solid but a little different than the last, carrying on a slick, smooth theme with clever variations from track to track. Candlelight, Crew Cut, and the two Texas songs are the most noteworthy, but only slightly more so than the rest. Worth a try - enjoy.

Perfectly Mellow

This is the perfect album as a background for studying or reading. The best songs in my opinion are the first four... #2 and 3 especially have a creepy vibe.

iTunes Urchin quality is perfectly fine

The reviewer above that suggests that the iTunes version is somehow flawed doesn't fully appreciate Urchin. There's nothing wrong with their rip - Urchin uses gain overloads and synthetic scratches intentionally to create a "phonograph"-like ambiance and highly textured sound. It's brilliant. You can find similar techniques in Cujo, Boards of Canada, and Leftfield. Bottom line - this is a great CD, ahead of the curve for its time and still one of my all-time favorites, and the iTunes rip is 100% accurate.


Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Urchin was an early band of future Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith, and he formed it, ironically enough, with childhood friend and fellow guitarist Dave Murray, who would later return the favor by getting his chum into the British heavy metal legends. Smith had already been involved with several amateur bands throughout his late teens, but it was with Urchin, starting circa 1974, that the fledgling guitar hero began making a name for himself on the London pub circuit. Countless musicians passed...
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