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Fri, 01 Apr 2005

Hood, Outside Closer


With a name like Hood we at first expected that these tracks might
have to do with inner-urban angst with certain stacato qualities
but then there are all those flowers on the cover .. even if they are
fuzzy flowers.

So no, it aint no hip-hop. Instead it's an ethereal thing with
instrumental grooves overlaid with harmonic soft voices -- rounded
tones and slow moving sadness and even a little angst.

It's a smoothly produced number with enough quirks to make it interesting --
touches like an electric guitar surfacing in the mix of Still Raining
make it more than New Age babble.

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