Opus III were a short lived, yet remarkable sounding ambient house act that popped up in the early 90's. With the beautiful Kirsty Hawkshaw, who added the ethereal vocals with the house sound that had become affluent in the UK at the time. With Opus III adding one particularly great track to a music scene already brimming with the likes of The Orb, Orbital and 808 State, Opus III were poised to become one of the premier artists. Alas, the follow up release in Guru Mother, was quite a lackluster affair, and the band faded into obscurity. What we were left with was this lovely single, which includes two great singles 'Its A Fine Day' and 'Evolution Rush'. The whole album Mind Fruit was a well regarded album, and is still of notoriety today. It still occasionally finds it's way onto my player from time to time, and gets the deserved appreciation. One thing that always bugged me during this period was the Orbital track 'Halcyon + On + On', and the fact that the female samples sure sounds a lot like Kirsty Hawshaws vocals on 'Its A Fine Day' played backwards. After many years of guessing, I just now discovered that Kirsty Hawkshaw did lend a hand on this Orbital album, and now the case is closed.
Track 1, It's A Fine Day
Track 2, Evolution Rush
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UK PWL Records 1992, PWLT 215
Personal rating 4/5