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Morcheeba - Big Calm [LossLess EAC-FLAC-CUE] Trip-Hop + Cover e Label
I've always enjoyed Morcheeba's take on the trip-hop genre that exploded in the mid-90's--they took the heavy beats, sampling and psychedelic sonic texture and added a pop sensibility and stylistic diversity (owing as much to Pink Floyd as it does to hip-hop) that was absent in much of Massive Attack's and Portishead's iconic, avant garde trip-hop. Big Calm remains one of my favorite trip-hop records and is one of the most enduring examples of a record that holds up well both musically and lyrically, and is equally good for active listening as well as setting a mood as background music.
Skye Edwards' vocals make up a large part of the album's trademark ethereal, spacey sound. She deftly handles the tailor-made vocal lines in a style that's at the same time creamy, soaring, dark and sexy, while at the same time idiosyncratic enough to set her apart and make her recognizable amongst the numerous other female trip-hop vocalists. She's also a talented lyricist, working with Paul (I think) Godfrey to provide trippy but accessible lyrics about love, human interaction, and impressionistic scene-painting that's as interesting to listen to as the music.
Not only does Big Calm utilize the characteristic trip-hop elements, it also brings in a melange of other influences, from reggae, funk, blues, country, and classic pop. Each track is a carefully-composed work that's equally focused on groove, hooks, and the use of unique, different instruments to make each song sound different from the others.
Some highlights include "The Sea," a perfect blend of funk, moody lyrics and acoustic textures, the rocking "Blindfold," and the grandiose instrumental, "Bullet Proof." Really, though, the whole album stands up as a cohesive whole made up of interesting, identifiably different parts that flow together like some sort of groovy dream.
Morcheeba never seemed to be able to reproduce the mindset that led to this gem, although they did try--after the unsuccessful turn to disco and shallow lyrics of "Fragments of Freedom," the band attempted a good but not great return to form with Charango. If you want the classic, here it is. Recommended for fans of both trip-hop and psychedelic rock.
Album: Big Calm
Released: March 16, 1998
Format: Lossless Flac
"Part of the Process"
"Let Me See"
"Over and Over"
"Diggin' a Watery Grave"
"Fear and Love"
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