Big Calm

Big Calm

by MorcheebaMorcheeba

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Overview

Morcheeba's 1996 debut Who Can You Trust? arrived at an opportune moment. Portishead and Tricky had just made the world safe and trendy for Brits favoring a deep, atmospheric sound and lissome female vocals. If anything, Morcheeba's Skye Edwards seemed to tweak the formula by sounding just a shade more soulful. On their second release, 1998's Big Calm, however, the group distances itself from the paranoia of trip-hop's leaders and from the oblique sound of their own debut. The aptly titled recording offers more guitars (though turntables still warble in the background of most tracks) and a voice of optimistism, but Morcheeba are anything but naïve. Songs like "Fear and Love," "Blindfold," and "Shoulder Holster," prove Edwards and brothers Paul and Ross Godfrey are keenly aware of the desperation and anxiety out there, but inside chez Morcheeba, they revel in an artfully laid back escape.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/2008
Label: Atlantic Uk
UPC: 0639842224420
catalogNumber: 422244
Rank: 27899

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Morcheeba   Primary Artist
Paul Godfrey   scratching,Drums
Ross Godfrey   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Drums,Sitar,Clavinet,fender rhodes,Roland MKS-80
Skye Edwards   Vocals
Jason Furlow   Guest Appearance
Pierre Le Rue   Fiddle
D. Pipkin   Keyboards
E. Pritchard   Cello
C. Hetter   Trombone
E.R. Singleton   Violin
T. Grant   Viola
M. Carling   Drums
DJ First Rate   scratching
DJ Swamp   scratching
L. Gordon   Bass
R. Bridgmont   Cello
Laura Melhuish   Violin
H. Ball   Violin
Mike Posner   Viola

Technical Credits

Peter Norris   Producer
Morcheeba   Producer
Paul Godfrey   Composer,Lyricist,Navigator
Ross Godfrey   Composer
Skye Edwards   Composer
Jason Furlow   Composer
Gardeners   Liner Notes

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