Urban World Music

Urban World Music

by HiroshimaHiroshima


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Urban World Music captures a revitalized and re-energized Hiroshima, full of new ideas and new ambitions. Although the title suggests that the album is composed of worldbeat explorations, that isn't quite the case. Like any Hiroshima album, Urban World Music is filled with fusions, but the music on this particular collection is given a slight, but noticeable, dance-oriented sheen, thanks to producer Robin Millar (who previously worked with Sade and Everything But the Girl). With new lead vocalist Kimaya Sweard in tow, Hiroshima creates a lightly funky set of jazzy soul numbers, complete with worldbeat flourishes. As always, the gruop has problems writing consistently compelling material, but when they are on, they provide some intriguing sounds and directions. In short, Urban World Music suggests more than it delivers, but those suggestions are quite enticing on their own.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/30/1996
Label: Qwest / Wea
UPC: 0093624623427
catalogNumber: 46234
Rank: 63419

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hiroshima   Primary Artist
Terry Steele   Background Vocals,Chant
Kimo Cornwell   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Chant
Dean Cortez   Bass,Vocals,Acoustic Bass
Linsey Fiddmont   Background Vocals
Gwyn Foxx   Background Vocals
Richie Gajate Garcia   Percussion
Dan Kuramoto   Synthesizer,Flute,Shakuhachi,Keyboards,Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Chant,Yokobue
June Kuramoto   Percussion,Koto,Chant,shamisen
Jock Loveband   Chant
Robin Millar   Guitar,Keyboards,Chant
David Mirandon   Percussion
Johnny Mori   Percussion,taiko
Monty Seward   Background Vocals,Chant
Hamish Stuart   Vocals
Danny Yamamoto   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,taiko
Dave Iwataki   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Kimaya Seward   Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Chant
Evangeline Seward   Background Vocals
Freeman Seward   Background Vocals,Chant

Technical Credits

Geoffrey Williams   Composer
Eric Stoltz   Programming
Bob Barnes   Producer
Tim Boland   Engineer
Kimo Cornwell   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Thomas Dawson   Programming
Pete Glenister   Composer
Dan Kuramoto   Arranger,Programming,Producer
June Kuramoto   Producer
Jock Loveband   Programming,Engineer
Alan Meyerson   Producer,Engineer
Robin Millar   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Omar Sanchez   Producer
Monty Seward   Arranger,Producer
Jeff Silverman   Programming
Mark Smith   Programming
Bobby Summerfield   Engineer
David Knight   Engineer
Rowan Moore   Artwork,Cover Art
Doug Boehm   Engineer
Dave Knight   Engineer
Andrew Scheps   Programming
Linda Cobb Stalker   Art Direction
Eddie Miller   Engineer
Dave Iwataki   Arranger
Mike Piersante   Engineer
Adam Green   Programming
Jim Morris   Artwork,Cover Art

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