Vermilion Sands

posted: 2024-01-24 Dubnobasswithmyheadman Underworld

From the beginning of the first track “Dark & Long,” Underworld’s focus on production is clear, with song writing coming in a distant second. The best tracks (“MMM Skyscraper I Love You,” “Cowgirl”) mesh Hyde’s sultry song writing with Emerson’s beat-driven production, an innovative blend of classic acid house, techno, and dub that sounds different from much that preceded it. In a decade awash with stale fusion, Underworld are truly a multi-genre group.