In 1995, the man released his fantastic ‘Timeless’ record, which in the long run (even though the praise for that album was pretty immediate), would recieve ample amounts of attention. His main priority for that one was to capture the full momentum of a drum and bass/jungle odyssey, all within the course of one-hundred minutes or so. With the heartwarming diva styled vocals to the jazzy, heaven-like piano chords, there was an acceptance that you were, in fact, lead on some sort of journey. Dropping in 1998, SaturnzReturn was Goldie's second LP.
On his second album, Saturnz Return, Goldie plays "Can you top this?" by trying to merge drum-and-bass with modern classical, hip-hop, jazz, punk, soul, pop – everything but polka. The problem here is that his ambition far outstrips his talent, making him seem like the genre's Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Goldie's talents lie in programming soul into frenetic beats, stretching vocals into poetry on the computer and building lush breaks out of atmospheric sounds and strings. With this strange and bloated double album, Goldie may have blown his chance at remaining a face.
Redirected from Saturnzreturn). Saturnz Return is the second studio album by Goldie, released on 27 January 1998. The album was released after the adoption of drum and bass into popular culture, where movies and television commercials were produced with breakbeat drum programming rhythms.
Spanning two discs, Goldie's debut album, Timeless, was so astonishing that, in many ways, it painted Goldie into a corner for his follow-up, SaturnzReturn. Goldie not only had to equal its consistency, but he had to offer fresh dimensions to the now-familiar drum'n'bass rhythms. Superficially, SaturnzReturn at least delivers in terms of scale and ambition. Running a little over two-and-a-half hours and including a mini-symphony as its first track, the double-disc set is bursting with promise.