Omni Trio - Torn (Moving Shadow, 1995)
Rob Haigh introduced a new more streamlined sound in 1995 with the Miles Davis referencing 'Nu Birth Of Cool'. On the flipside of that tune though is 'Torn', a cut that manages to feature clattering breaks and a 'Dred Bass' style bassline without sacrificing his gift for melody. Like Jumping Jack Frost's 'Pornography' it samples both Loleatta Holloway's 'Love Sensation' and First Choice's 'Let No Man Put Asunder', the latter of which I've also covered a few times before and is almost as well sampled as the former.
'Torn' opens with hits of 808 kick bass and the Think break before introducing a twinkling melody and deep synth pads along with an "Aah-a-wah-a-wah" vocal sampled from Mad Professor's 'Fast Forward Into Dub' (the dub version of Aisha's 'The Creator' which was also sampled by The Orb on 'Blue Room'). The drop brings in a crashing Amen break punctuated by heavy timestretching and a big reversed bassline along with a "Yeeeaaahhhhh" vocal from 'Love Sensation'. The second breakdown then briefly features a "Woooh baby" vocal from 'Let No Man Put Asunder' before some more stuttered and timestretched Amen brings the tune to a close. An underrated tune from Hertford's finest.
The digital of 'Torn' is available to purchase over at Beatport. You can hear the track in this 93-96 Jungle Mix from Mike Paradinas AKA µ-Ziq: