The Signal (Urthboy album)

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The Signal
Urthboy The Signal.jpg
Studio album by Urthboy
Released 2007
Recorded Sound Heaven Studios, The Container
Genre Australian hip hop
Length 56.3 mins
Label Elefant Traks
Producer Urthboy, El Gusto, Count Bounce
Urthboy chronology
Distant Sense Of Random Menace
(2004)
The Signal
(2007)
Spitshine
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rapreviews 9/10 stars[1]

The Signal is the second album from The Herd member Urthboy and was released on the 14 July 2007.[2] The album features production from Australian artists El Gusto of Hermitude fame and Count Bounce from TZU. It also features collaborations from several prominent Australian MCs and Musicians. The album was released on CD and double vinyl.[2]

Overview[edit]

The album was selected as a feature record on Triple J, Groove FM (Perth), PBS and received significant airplay on FBi Radio, 4ZZZ and other community radio stations across Australia.

The Signal was nominated for the 2007 AIR Charts Awards[3] and in November 2007 was nominated for Triple J's J Award.[4] In receiving the nomination Levinson stated:

'I'm terribly pleased to be nominated for the 2007 J Award and I didn't expect it at all - so that's especially cool. Triple J are still the strongest source of consistent radio support for independent music in Australia alongside community radio. Triple J's influence is felt throughout this big country and we're indebted to the passion of the people at the station.[4]

The first single from the album was "We Get Around", which was released together with a video made by Broken Yellow (directed by Brendan Doyle and producer by Navid Bahadori).[5] Broken Yellow were also the production company behind The Herd's video "I Was Only Nineteen".[5] "We Get Around" received significant airplay on Triple J[6] and reached #25 on Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2007.[7] It currently features in a commercial television advertisement for the Victorian State Government's M1 Upgrade.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by (Tim Levinson and P. Norman) unless otherwise indicated.[8]

  1. "The Signal" - 3:53
  2. "Nothing I'd Rather Do" (featuring Hau and Muph) (T. Levinson, A. Stuart, L. Dubber, H. Latukefu, D. Young)[8] - 3:51
  3. "To The Bank" - 4:02
  4. "We Get Around" (T. Levinson, A. Stuart)[8] - 3:50
  5. "The Clocks" (featuring Mark Pearl)[8] - 6:03
  6. "I Forgot To Say - 4:18
  7. "Over Before It Began" (featuring Mia Dyson) (T. Levinson, P. Norman, M. Dyson)[8] - 3:52
  8. "The Wrong One" (featuring Ozi Batla and The Tongue) (T. Levinson, A. Stuart, S. Kennedy, X. Shirley)[8] - 4:53
  9. "Black Dog" - 3:39
  10. "Hold Court" (featuring Radical Son (T. Levinson, A. Stuart)[8] - 3:51
  11. "Modern Day Folk" - 4:42
  12. "Not Brave" (T. Levinson, A. Stuart)[8] - 4:56
  13. "No Other" (featuring Mark Pearl) - 4:33
  14. "Lightbulbs" (iTunes Store bonus track)

Guest artists[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rapreviews review
  2. ^ a b "Elefant Traks releases: Urthboy - The Signal". Elefant Traks. Archived from the original on 2008-06-15. Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  3. ^ "2007 AIR Chart Award nominees". AIR. Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  4. ^ a b 2007 "J Award nominee 'The Signal'" Check |url= value (help). Triple J. Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  5. ^ a b "Broken Yellow Music Videos". Archived from the original on 2008-04-14. Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  6. ^ "J Play : We Get Around (Urthboy)". J Play. Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  7. ^ "Triple J Hottest 100 2007". Triple J. Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "Australasian Performing Right Association". APRA. Retrieved 2008-04-30.