Fundamental Sound / Mirror Of Time
Album: Mirror Of Time   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Fundamental Sound   Added:May 2007
Label:Weaving Libra Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-06-10 Pull Date: 2007-08-12 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Aug 12 Aug 5 Jul 29 Jul 22 Jul 15 Jul 8 Jul 1 Jun 24
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 21, 2015: Happy Hour
You'll Stay
4. Feb 21, 2013: Happy Hour
The Zenith, A Million Times Before
2. Nov 11, 2013: Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC)
You'll Stay
5. Jun 01, 2012: Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon
My Day's Begun
3. Jul 29, 2013: Happy Hour
You'll Stay
6. Feb 20, 2012: Happy Hour
The Root

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-06-04
Fundamental Sound – Mirror of Time
Reviewed by Sadie O., 5/30/07
Dub/Reggae/electronica/sound collage/jazz all done by one guy named Miles Rogers, with a female guest singer on two tracks. Some very nice beats, but sometimes I wish he’d done just instrumentals. The first 13 tracks (except interludes) are roots reggae at their basis, the last 5 are a bit jazzy, not reggae.
No FCCs that I heard. 6 and 15 are best, IMO.
1. *starts with whispers and electronic burbles – quite soft. Builds and recedes – bits of horn… beat starts a minute along. Downtempo one-drop with individual instruments, mellow.
2. Beeps – first heartbeat rhythm, then very fast, with processed vocals.
3. **midtempo skank with bits of spoken vocals repeated.
4. ***midtempo skank with rather robotic spoken word at intro. Nice juicy dub.
5. **pretty female vocals, downtempo dub skank.
6. ****simple one-drop intro, processed male vocals. Beat comes in after 30 seconds, wicked electronic midtempo dub. Sick!
7. 15 seconds of heavily processed female speaking.
8. **uptempo skank dub, but mellow and groovy, with lots of happy-sounding guitar.
9. **roots bubble with keyboard and bass – sweet and nice.
10. ***great midtempo bubble with bloopy bass noises. Female vocals – I kinda wish it was an instrumental, actually.
11. ***midtempo skank with melodica. Everyone does dub with melodica, and the infuriating thing is that it still sounds good.
12. **midtempo skank with male vocals in harmony. Much jauntier riddim than the lyrics would indicate.
13. ***midtempo skank – some fun keyboard sounds and dubby bits.
14. 9 seconds of overprocessed speech.
15. ****funky but laid-back midtempo strut – lots of interesting noises, lyrics seem to be a take-off on “Cisco Kid”.
16. *mellow and jazzy pianos and midtempo beat (not reggae), relaxed vocals.
17. ***cool downtempo riddim with slightly processed speech – I think this is Agnew’s “effect intellectual snobs” speech. LONG fade.
18. *extremely downtempo jazzy bounce with chimes and bass.
19. *random electronica, gradually forming into a hyperspeed something…. I’m pretty sure there were a lot of German groups doing this sort of thing back when I was dropping acid…

Track Listing
1. Today Is The Limit   10. All In Your Head
2. Interlude A   11. Kmb
3. Cocaine   12. A Million Times Before
4. The Root   13. Mirror Of Time
5. You'll Stay   14. Interlude C
6. Wicked System   15. West Los Kid
7. Interlude B   16. In Rewind
8. Shalowmar   17. The Zenith
9. Shine On Me   18. My Day's Begun
  19. Tornada Vin