Boomkat Product Review:
Sound Signature have rescued this classic Theo album from the neo-soul clutches of Ubiquity and given it a fresh 2017 edition packing some glossy new artwork.
The Sound Signature archive is so vast and consistently brilliant you are always discovering lost B-side gems that will blow your mind, but we all know about ‘Parallel Dimensions’, right? Arguably one of the defining albums of Detroit beatdown, this pivotal LP first dropped at the turn of the century and turned many a head to Theo’s innate class as a producer. Reissued and repressed in several different formats and configurations since then, Sound Signature have seemingly won back the license for ‘Parallel Dimensions’ from West Coast soul seekers Ubiquity for a 2017 edition featuring all-new art courtesy of the label’s in-house artworker Thomas Xu.
Presenting the nine tracks that made up the expanded and classic 2000 CD edition, what is immediately apparent when diving into this session is how far ahead of the game Theo was and still is. The way he flips and snips samples and lays down crunchy drum patterns that stick to their own rhythm is really quite untouchable.
Who are we kidding, you all know how crucial this is.