Hit By A Rock ‘Wounded’ – album review

Hit By A Rock ‘Wounded’ (Other Sounds)
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“Music. Nonsense. Electrickery.”

”ËœWounded’ is the debut album from London based Hit By A Rock aka Jim Whelan seasoned producer, re-mixer and soundtrack composer.

Twelve tracks of largely indefinable electronic sounds;

”ËœWounded’ collects diverse strands and genres of music; a distant descendent of dubstep, world music, reggae, a beat-driven symphony of sounds. What Whelan has effortlessly done is to blend all this together – often when others try this the results are shambolic, lacking cohesion, ”ËœWounded’ succeeds as the unifying element is bass ”“ huge meaty slabs which was then captured with exquisite dub production, add to this guest vocalists including Mercury nominated Susheela Raman, Raymond Antrobus, Zayna Daze and Zewditu Johannes whose voices interweave with some truly infectious melody lines.

”ËœWounded’ is both brutal and delicate, distorted but clear ”“ a perfect balance; listening to this will whisk you through the inner city capturing snippets of sound as you pass by.

An ever surprising recording that will have you recalling influences, citing comparisons; don’t bother, just relax and let the sounds envelope you.

A very welcome release.


1. Blue Lily White Lotus
2. Seven Stones
3. Wounded
4. Silkworm
5. Two Face
6. Surgery
7. Demonio
8. East Of The River
9. Fragments Of Stone
10. Closing
11. Nephesch
12. Message Received

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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