|1. Weapons Of Mass Destruction|
|2. Ultrasonic Sound|
|3. Questionable Directions|
|4. A Chain Of Prophecies|
|5. Experiments In Synthetic Rhythm|
|6. Inside The Hive|
|8. Behold A Pale Horse|
|9. One Way Path|
|10. Devious Methods|
|11. Moves Within Time (1st Movement)|
|12. Moves Within Time (2nd Movement)|
|13. Moves Within Time (3rd Movement)|
Contemporary beat freaks care little for petty genre boundaries. While anachronistic hip-hop heads are busy keeping it real, their more open-minded dance-music partners are spilling over into new, unexplored territory. Take Los Angeles's Hive, for example. Hive's first album, the independently released Working with Sound, bridged instrumental trip-hop with casual jazz piano licks. Hive's even more at home on Devious Methods, the follow-up LP. Here, the beats come harder and faster and dip into aggressive ambient sounds and hardstep drum & bass, bringing along some angry guitars and a whole slew of voice-overs for the loud and bumpy ride. Unafraid to road-test new combinations, Hive plants flags for himself as a leading pioneer of the ever-expanding U.S. electronic scene. --Jon Caramanica
Top Customer Reviews
Devious Method is more of a drum-centered album (with very fast, technical drum patterns), instead of a bass-focused album.
The album, also, utilizes a lot of guitar and vocal samples, and some synths.
It is also cool because there are a couple of samples from the classic, old scifi movie - Flash Gordon.
Of course, most people have heard of DJ Hive through his track (on this album) "Ultrasonic Sound", which was on the first Matrix soundtrack and was used as the music for the Fox Channel's Sunday football broadcasts. (That seemed really weird.)
Also, the artwork is done by the famous graffiti artist Mear One, who has also done the artwork for artist like Freestyle Fellowship, Limp Bizkit (:( ), Busdriver, Abstract Rude, etc.
I would recommend this album to anyone who enjoys technical drumming in thier DnB.
And I would encourage anyone, who likes this album and ownes a turntable to check out some of his other material at his record label's website.
Most recent customer reviews
I am not much a techno (or whatever you want to call it) person, but I absolutely love Hive. After getting the Matrix soundtrack, I thought Ultrasonic Sound was just the most... Read morePublished on Sept. 13 2002
You MUST buy this CD if your into electronic music of any kind. While the atmosphere is a little dark, this CD is a headbanging thriller from start to finish. Read morePublished on March 27 2002 by John L.
Look.... You owe to to yourself to check this cd. Its got wicked beats and dark powerful sound patterns. Even got a method man sample on a song thats off the meat rack. Read morePublished on March 19 2002 by Anuro3
If you are into "dark" drum&bass, this is your album. There is incredible variation between the songs, so that the CD as a whole is not monotonous but still has a... Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2001 by Aaron P. Krowne
I wish I had a shirt that looks like this album sounds. I wish I had sentences that are constructed like this albums sounds. I wish my world acted like this album sounds. Read morePublished on July 26 2001 by C. Dillon
This is some of the best ORIGINAL Drum N Bass I have heard in a long time. I listen to Drum N Bass more than any other type of music and this CD is at the top of my playlist. Read morePublished on May 15 2001 by Phillip Edwards
I purchased this album four months ago after hearing his new mix tape (sick). It has not left my stereo yet. Read morePublished on July 17 2000 by eSTRANgED