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Ursula 1000


Here Comes Tomorrow


ESL Music


Ursula 1000 CD coverUrsula 1000's (Alex Gimeno) latest album, Here Comes Tomorrow is a variety filled, so-so album that sounds like it could have been recorded 6 years ago. Not much has changed in the Ursula 1000 sound besides a few added genres of music that are tackled here. It's a fun sounding album, but doesn't sound wholly inspired.

A bunch of collaborations help fill out the album, because otherwise it would all be filler (like tracks Gotcha, Mirkin The Mystik and Ragnarock which all go nowhere). Electrik Boogie where Ursula 1000 channels his inner Prince and Two Tone Rocka, a ska influenced track work a little better - but the collaborations are where Ursula 1000 comes closest to shining.

Ursula 1000 is joined by

  • Izumi (from Qypthone) on the cd opener Kaboom! which has the 60s / Brigitte Bardot type sound
  • Dougie Dimensional (from The Gentle People) on the glam influenced Hello! Let's Go To A Disco
  • Barbara De Dominicis (from Cabaret Noir) on the organ drenched pumper Boop
  • Cristina (from ZE Records) on the bass heavy Chicks on Speed-like rocker Urgent/Anxious
  • Los Amigos Invisibles on the Spanish disco of Descarga En La Discoteca
  • Kojak on the acoustic led rapper Arrastao
  • Robert Conroy on the 60s Gene Pitney torch styled title track, Here Comes Tomorrow.

While these collaborations often have elements like great horn solos or lead vocals, and they are certainly better than the filler songs like Mirkin The Mystik, the album doesn't hold together as a whole.

---Patrick, April 28, 2006