Hot Shots II is the second studio album by Scottish musical group The Beta Band, released on 16 July 2001. The band co-produced the album with Colin Emmanuel aka C-Swing, and was a considered a departure from the dense experimentation of their previous efforts, instead favouring a more stripped-back style influenced by R&B, hip hop and electronica. Pitchfork placed Hot Shots II at number 118 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s
The Beta Band is the official studio debut album of The Beta Band, released in June 1999 by Regal Records. The album followed the critically acclaimed compilation of their first three EPs titled The Three . With high anticipation for The Beta Band, the band originally planned to record the album in four separate continents, but financial constraints slimmed the recording locations down; however, the album was still recorded in a variety of locations.
The resulting album bears a closer resemblance in general mood and structure to Mason's most recent King Biscuit Time outing than to any previous Beta Band material. Which brings us to the latter half of shampoo bottle wisdom, and the half that helps makes Hot Shots II so good: repeat. Even if rinsing is robbing Mason and his cohorts of some of the beautiful weirdness displayed on previous records, Hot Shots II is a much more record than The Three EPs or the group's 1999 self-titled full-length debut. It also does away with the bizarre rap numbers and twelve-minute psych pastiches that put so many eager listeners off in the first place.
Following an LP that was slagged by even the group themselves before release, the Beta Band got down to business for their second proper record. While their self-titled debut reveled in a near-blinding collage of samples, synthpads, noise, and obtuse figures, for Hot Shots II the group took a much different path. Many of the tracks are (comparatively) quiet songs, the productions pared down to minimal proportions and focused on slow, darkly descending chords.
this album gets a 9 for one reason only. the bonus track, won, while it's a pretty decent song/rap experiment in its own right, totally this album gets a 9 for one reason only. the bonus track, won, while it's a pretty decent song/rap experiment in its own right, totally ruins what would have been the perfect closing of.
Hot Shots II. The Beta Band. 01 Record label: astralwerks Genre(s): Rock. 70 Music-Critic Score How the Music Critic Score works. Best Taken With Chemicals by: bill aicher. After what the band perceived as an imperfect attempt at an album release, Scottish folktronic group The Beta Band decided to take a second stab at record-making. The results, although not perfect, are a clearly satisfying selection of zone-out unclassifiable jams. Zone-out because of the slow-paced driving beats inherent throughout the entire disc.
Band Name The Beta Band. Album Name Hot Shot II. Type Album. Data de aparición 22 Julio 2001. Labels Regal Recordings. Estilo MusicalIndie Rock. Miembros poseen este álbum1.
Performer [Sample] – Gunther Hallman ChiorWritten-By – David Mackay, Raymond Vincent, Sylveer Van Holmen*
Performer [Sample] – Sounds Of The 70's OrchestraWritten-By [Sample] – Carole King, Toni Stern
Written-By – Carlos Diernhammer, Egon L. FrauenbergerWritten-By [Sample] – Stimmung Bein Jodlerwirt
Rap – Sean ReveronWritten-By – Harry Nilsson
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