Scott’s Uriel moniker was an early pioneer in the future Jazz arena. Inspired by Detroit techno’s originators statements of jazz as inspiration, Scott sought to create an even more obvious electronic homage to the genres of Sci-fi Jazz and the machine funk of Parliment. The Uriel style evolved as Retro Blaxploitation soundtracks and easy listening from the late 60’s and early 70’s came into vogue, by creating original pieces inspired by this era but always with a modern twist that set them apart. Latin beats and disco soon joined the Uriel style alongside Scott’s love of Miles Davis’ and Herbie Hancock’s electric fusion period to complete the picture.
Uriel -
Catalogue
Recorded between 1995 - 2001

Discotheque Futura - EP

Previously un-released
 
Recorded 2001.
 
Note: Tracks 3 & 4 were taken from the "Exploits" LP (see Below)
 
Track List:
 
1) Interplanetary In-flight Hustle [AER]
2) Can Yo [AER]
3) Room Full of Mirrors [AER]
4) Keep it Together [AER]
 
All tracks composed, produced and
performed by Scott E Hodgson.
 
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Uriel - Discotheque Futura EP
Uriel - Exploits EP

Exploits - LP

Previously Released 2000
 
Reviews of 12" singles related to the promotion of this LP :
 
MIXMAG July 99
Scott Edward once made techno as accomplished as he now makes jazzual funk under the name Uriel. Think 70s Earth Wind and Fire fiddling around with today's technology: funked-up keyboard solos snake through dreamy strings, all over a humping bassline. As Johnny Vaughn would say: "Genius".
                                                                                                     Joanne Wain
 
DJ 23rd October 1999
If you dig Herbie Hancock & Miles Davis, but also like your break-beat and techno, Uriel could be the one for you. Floating freeform breaks, gliding Guitars and fly-a-way funk feel dominate the jimpster remix. Whilst the original keeps things even more 70s inspired with rattling percussion, vocal whoops and all manner of funky instrumental refrains. Out there my brothers!
                                                                                         Tim and Dan Irwin
 
XLR8R November 1999
Londons small but perfectly formed Beau Monde imprint come up with on cool cat of a release in the shape of “The Cougar”. Uriel combines deep mid-tempo beats with Herbie Hanckock-styled wandering jazz-funk hook, which manages to be both organically casual and floor-filling-perfect for clubs and hazy summer evenings at home. Raj Gupta under his Ray Mang guise, is second for special remix duties and turns in a corker of an edit, placing the emphasis firmly on the dancefloor(there is also a very useful bonus beats cut too) Raj typically stays true to the spirit of the original, adding crisp, layered percussion and preserving the essence of the track’s masterful instrumentation. A sure-fire winner that should bring this label the long-overdue respect it deserves.
                                                                                                     Dave Stelfox
 
Miles Ahead Autumn 1999
Edward’s new 12-inch comes as a bit of a shock. Gone is the highly funked-up space disco of “The Cougar”, caned by the likes Giles Peterson over the last summer, and in comes some very avant-garde and highly chaotic jazz fusion that the Headhunter himself would be proud of. Jimpster turns in a very tough sounding remix providing a glimpse of a previously unseen dark side an maybe even his finest moment. All of the quality we have come to expect from Beau Monde.
 
Mix Mag Update 24th November 1999
Scott Edwards Uriel project has always been a strong source of inspirational leftfield music. After “The Cougar” comes the spellbinding “Only What Is” in his trademark Herbie Hancock goes downtown style, Remix duties fall to the ultra-talented Jamie Odell, aka Jimpster, who turns the tune on its head and sticks a large ball of funk in its gob.
                                                                                                          Rob Wood
Mix Mag December 1999
Follwing on from “The Cougar” Scott Edward’s sound takes an even more freeform route as funktastis keyboard melodies lie on a jazz-techno bedrock. Really nice. Meanwhile, Break-beat experimentalist Jimpster meanders down the esoteric route on the flip. A shadowy and cinematic release from a label which is really picking up with its outstanding house excursions.
                                                                                                     Joanne Wain
 
 
Track List:
 
1) Don’t Shut Me Out [AER]
2) We Like the Music [AER]
3) Koko [AER]
4) Only What Is [AER]
5) The Money Process [AER]
6) Intermezzo [AER]
7) Room Full of Mirrors [AER]
8) Keep it Together [AER]
9) Onyx [AER]
10) Intonations [AER]
11) The Cougar [AER]
12) Sideways + Interface [AER]
13) Two Thirty Point Four [AER]
14) Reverse Omniverse + Storm Over Paris
 
All tracks composed, produced and
performed by Scott E Hodgson.
 
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Uriel - Under Compulsion LP

Under Compulsion - LP

Previously Released 1997.
 
Reviews including 12" singles related to the promotion of this LP :
 
MIXMAG July97
Scott Edward's debut LP as Uriel is miles from the hard angry techno of his ACV releases of yore. 'Under Compulsion', an imaginary spy movie soundtrack, draws its influences more from 70's funk, coated with Lalo Schiffrin strings and Herbie Hancock keys, and toughened up with 90s' beat and basslines. Unlike recent LPs, such as Pussyfoot's Bond- Themed 'Pussy Galore', however, which use the soundtrack theme as a hook on which to simply hang a bunch of unrelated tracks, this is the real thing, telling a story from start to finish. And its greatest strength lies in its ability to convey not merely atmosphere, but drama too: a lone keyboard assassin creeping about in the hovering string shadows of 'Roof Top Sniper', darting between the pinpoints of flute burst light: a world weary sax wandering the Ryan streets of '25th Precinct' like a cop who's seen it all before.
From the opening adrenaline rush of 'Jazz Funk Conspiracy', as a plane touches down, to the elegiac finale of a dying man's memories in 'Jeune Amour', Edward gives you vivid visuals - in sound. It's superbly paced, full of highs and lows, light and shade, and it's probably the most exciting and involving listening experience of the year - the musical equivalent of “Leon”.
                                                                                               Peter McIntyre

MIXMAG UPDATE June97
Bristol's Scott Edward received widespread praise for his 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Jazz' and 'Jazz Roux' for their strange time fusion of 70's jazz-funk, soundtracks and 90s' sci-fi. Uriel's debut long-player confirms what the first two singles for Beau Monde hinted at. A soundscape full of almost easy-listening jazz ramblings which then added to techno effects, strings, samba-esque rhythms and funky plodding bass creates a unique groove brew. Included is the deadly 'Jazz Funk Conspiracy, and the slo-burning jazz house sound of 'Under Compulsion'. Music that sounds like it was made for a 70s' hitman flick set in San Francisco, but in practice just for you to blissfully wig out to.
                                                                                                          Rob Wood

STRAIGHT NO CHASER Spring / Summer 97
In the Seventies they made a super bad film with a super bad, best-selling soundtrack to go with it. Well not in the 1997, and not Bristolian Scott Edward, with his Uriel debut 'Under Compulsion'. Right from the first tune, the 'Jazz Funk Conspiracy' makes it all too visible, there are screaming Caddies and Buicks round downtown San Francisco, huge collars and even bigger 'Fros. With tracks called 'Roof Top Sniper', 'The Pimp Strikes Back' and 'Flight to Sao Paulo' you can get the idea of the style. plenty of Rhodes and wah wah over the top of smooth b-lines. What brings this album up to date is the addition of synthesised drum breaks and electronica, on the more laid back tracks the overall composition is reminiscent of St Germain. Frankly you don't need the film, the album tells the story.
                                                                              Richard Fraser-Skinner

MUZIK July 97
From the opening aeroplane roar of 'Jazz Funk Conspiracy', you know you’re touching down in soundtrack territory here. But for those easily scared by the airy flutes and cheddar organs of yer average (spoof) film accompaniment, fear not! Not only does Bristolian Scott Edward, stifle any Cheesy whiffs with pure quality music, but 'Under Compulsion' is good enough to restore your faith in the new school of jazz.
Given the stock collection of bongos, hammonds, flutes and strings, Edward unveils a fascinating South American spy thriller, backed up with some inspired cello and clavinet lines. Titles like 'The Pimp Strikes Back’,'On the Run' and 'Flight to Sao Paulo' give ample indication of his inspiration. Equally suitable for swirling around the dancefloor or at home with a margarita, the album's idiosyncratic grooves provide the perfect escape from a rather grey existence. Chuck out your chintz and reach for the real thing.
                                                                                                     Rob Da Bank
 
COMPULSIVE REMIXES MUZIK Nov 98
(Vital Release/Single of the Month)
Four killer Remixes on one EP as Kid Loco, Maas, Jimpster and Mustang (ex Bel Air Project) transform tracks from Uriel’s debut album. Maas goes electro a go-go, Jimpster go one more chilled than Air on 'Flight to Sao Paulo' and Kid Loco's remix of 'You who are reading me now' turns your heart to jelly.
                                                                                                       Calvin Bush
 
Track List:
 
1) The Jazz Funk Conspiracy [AER]
2) Roof Top Sniper [AER]
3) The Pimp Strikes Back [AER]
4) Lazy Days [AER]
5) Precinct 25 [AER]
6) On the Run [AER]
7) Flight to San Paulo [AER]
8) Planet Samba [AER]
9) Jeune Amour [AER]
10) Under Compulsion [AER]
 
All tracks composed, produced and
performed by Scott E Hodgson.
 
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Uriel - Funk Attack Phenomenon 12"

Funk Attack Phenomenon - 12"

Previously Released 1997.
 
Reviews:
 
MUZIK April 97
Bristol's Scott Edward moves deeper into electronic Bossa-Nova territory once more, like Antonio Carlos Jobim skanking in an opium den. 'Under Compulsion’, the lead cut from his forthcoming album, is particularly groovy, folks. If electronic jazz has a future, this underrated producer is going to find many a garland coming his way. We hope.
                                                                                                       Calvin Bush
 
Track List:
 
1) Funk Attack Phenomenon [AER]
2) Under Compulsion [AER]
3) You Who Are Reading Me Now [AER]
 
All tracks composed, produced and
performed by Scott E Hodgson.
 
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Uriel - Jazz Roux EP

Jazz Roux - EP

Previously Released 1996.
 
Reviews:
 
MUZIK August 96
(Vital Release/Single of the Month)
A supreme return to his jazzual roots for Bristol's Scott Edward, the EP's title track updating his splendid take on the tripped-out fusion first explored on 1995's 'Do Androids Dream Of Electric Jazz?'. Pitched somewhere between fretless AZM and Chet Baker, innervisions meet innovation with 'Planet Samba', while 'The Proxima Session' is way-out in the free-style stakes. But best of the lot is 'Jeune Amour' , surely what that girl from Ipanema would be falling in love to if she had grown up on bossa-nova and Black Dog. Wondrous.
                                                                                                       Calvin Bush
Track List:
 
1) Proxima Session [AER]
2) Jeune Amour [AER]
3) Planet Samba [AER]
4) Cosmic Breeze [AER]
 
All tracks composed, produced and
performed by Scott E Hodgson.
 
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Uriel - Andromeda Session 12"

Andromeda Session - 12"

Previously un-released
 
Recorded in 1995.
 
Note: Track 1 & 2 where licensed to Andrew Weatheral's Sabers of Paradise Label for inclusion on their Fresh Emissions compilation.
 
 
Track List:
 
1) Andromeda Session [AER]
2) Space is Forever [AER]
3) Sugarloaf Jungle Shuffle [AER]
 
All tracks composed, produced and
performed by Scott E Hodgson.
 
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Uriel - Do Androids Dream of Electric Jazz EP

Do Androids Dream of Electric Jazz - EP

Previously Released 1995.
 
Reviews:
 
MIXMAG UPDATE July 6th 95
Ah yes. The sun's out, the sky's blue and what more could you want for these lazy afternoons than some supremely chilled techno from general all round clever clogs Scott Edward. This EP has got finger clicking good double bass. It's got funky Rhodes keyboard sounds, squirts of groovey Moog, rimshot drums, flutes and even a bloody vibraphone. And in the title track it's got a gleeming gem of a summer chill tune, a soft techno delight packed with 70s references without ever sounding less than totally modern. The kind of record they should give away sun loungers and factor fifteen with.
                                                                                                        Frank Tope

NME 15th July 95
Scott Edward takes a new name and drops his old Detroit sounds to join Patrick Pulsinger and the Mighty Bop infusing cocktail jazz with cool machines and deep beats.
                                                                                                     Tony Marcus
 
Jockey Slut June/July 95
Man, Machine and musician make high class techno jazz for those of us who enjoy a Hamlet. Colourful, soulful and mind baffling. Close them and ye shall see.
Track List:
 
1) Around the Sun, One More Time [AER]
2) Do Androids Dream of Electric Jazz [AER]
3) Is It [AER]
4) The Jupiter Lounge [AER]
 
All tracks composed, produced and
performed by Scott E Hodgson.
 
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