Londinium (album)

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Londinium
Londinium.jpg
Studio album by Archive
Released 23 September 1996
Genre Trip hop, alternative hip hop, electronica
Length 60:38
Label Island
Producer Archive, Pete Barraclough
Archive chronology
Londinium
(1996)
Take My Head
(1999)Take My Head1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Independent (Mixed)[2]

Londinium is the debut album by London-based trip hop band Archive. The title is taken from the Roman name for London. Roya Arab is the principal vocalist throughout the album, and Rosko John provides rapping. "Skyscraper" uses a sample from "Mmm Skyscraper... I Love You" by Underworld. In addition, Karl Hyde, from Underworld, plays bass on the track "Headspace". "Londinium" was remixed by Kevin Shields and released as a 12″.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Old Artist" – 4:04
  2. "All Time" – 3:51
  3. "So Few Words" – 6:12
  4. "Headspace" * – 4:13
  5. "Darkroom" – 4:31
  6. "Londinium" – 5:19
  7. "Man Made" – 4:37
  8. "Nothing Else" – 4:37
  9. "Skyscraper" – 4:24
  10. "Parvaneh (Butterfly)" – 3:50
  11. "Beautiful World" – 6:36
  12. "Organ Song" – 2:23
  13. "Last Five" – 5:49
* Ubiquitous Wife Remix

The album contains a hidden track, which begins about 39 seconds after the end of "Last Five"; it runs 1:24, while the actual song "Last Five" runs 3:47.

Personnel[edit]

  • Artwork By [Cd Design & Tray] - Mat Cook Intro
  • Bass - Karl Hyde (track 4)
  • Cello - Julia Palmer
  • Drums [Additional Drums] - Matheu Martin (tracks: 3)
  • Engineer - Pete Barraclough
  • Flute - Pete Barraclough (tracks: 2, 4, 13)
  • French Horn - Jane Hanna (tracks: 12)
  • Guitar - Karl Hyde (tracks 4, 5, 6, 13), Pete Barraclough (track 12), Steve Taylor (track 11)
  • Mixed By - Neil McLellan
  • Mixed By [Assistant] - Pat McGovern
  • Photography - Andy Earl
  • Producer, Mixed By - Archive
  • Triangle [Guest Trianglist] - Anita Hill
  • Violin - Ali Keeler (tracks 1, 6, 7, 12)
  • Vocals - Roya Arab
  • Vocals [Additional] - Jane Wall (tracks: 11), Siobhan Sian (track 11)
  • Vocals [Rap] - Rosko John
  • Written-By - A. Keeler (tracks 1, 12), D. Griffiths (tracks 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 13), D. Keeler, R. John (tracks 3, 5, 6, 9, 11, 13), R. Arab (tracks 2 to 6, 8, 10, 13)

Track 9 contains a sample from Underworld's "Mmm Skyscraper I Love You".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. "Review: Londinium - Archive". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Gill, Andy (January 17, 1997). "Review: Londinium". Independent News & Media. Retrieved 3 August 2009.