Parts of the Process [Bonus DVD]

Parts of the Process [Bonus DVD]

by MorcheebaMorcheeba

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Overview

Following Portishead's trip-hop breakthrough in '94, a rash of like-minded British bands followed in their stylistic wake, joining burbling beats and smoky grooves with female vocals, to varying degrees of success. One of the best of the crop was Morcheeba, who trumped the competition with the elastic rhythm beds and live instrumentation provided by brothers Paul and Ross Godfrey and the honeyed vocals of Skye Edwards. After releasing four studio albums, Morcheeba take a gander back on the career-spanning Parts of the Process and cast an eye toward the future with two new tracks. The disc isn't sequenced chronologically, placing the trio's ensnaring debut single "Trigger Hippy" -- on which Edwards, in a sultry coo, invites you to "Tune in / Drop out / And love / Pull the trigger" -- not at the beginning but smack in the middle, where its slithery beats and psychedelic touches cast a glow all around. Elsewhere, Edwards's measured soul and the Godfreys' use of live instruments heat up the already heady grooves, spiking "The Sea" with psychedelic guitar touches, lending "Parts of the Process" a country twang via pedal steel and fiddles, and intertwining guitars, harpsichord, and pedal steel on the melancholy "What Do New York Couples Fight About," a duet with Lambchop's Kurt Wagner. In place of Morcheeba's oft-misinterpreted single "Women Lose Weight," a funky collaboration with Slick Rick, is the new, disco-fied "What's Your Name," featuring a cameo from another old-school rapper, Big Daddy Kane. The disc concludes with the other new offering, "Can't Stand It," an acoustic-based ballad with empathetic strings -- its meditative mood fits the disc's retrospective nature and bodes well for Morcheeba's future explorations.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/2003
Label: Imports
UPC: 0093624850922
catalogNumber: 48509
Rank: 91206

Tracks

  1. The Sea
  2. Tape Loop
  3. Otherwise
  4. Blindfold
  5. Be Yourself
  6. Part Of The Process
  7. Let Me See
  8. Undress Me Now
  9. What's Your Name @@Big Daddy Kane
  10. Trigger Hippie
  11. Rome Wasn't Built In A Day
  12. Over & Over
  13. What New York Couples Fight About
  14. World Looking In
  15. Moog Island
  16. Way Beyond
  17. Never An Easy Way
  18. Can't Stand It

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Morcheeba   Primary Artist
Howard Ball   Violin
Miles Bould   Percussion
Andy Findon   Flute,Alto Flute
Nick Ingman   Strings,Conductor
Chris Laurence   Double Bass
Peter Oxer   Violin
Pino Palladino   Bass,Guitar
Paul Stacey   Piano
Gavyn Wright   Violin
Danny Goldman   Keyboards
Peter Lale   Viola
Gary Baldwin   Hammond Organ
Patrick Kiernan   Violin
Ian McLeod   Violin
Paul Godfrey   scratching,Background Vocals
Daniel McLewin   Background Vocals
David Daniels [cello]   Cello
Ross Godfrey   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Glockenspiel,Keyboards,Lap Steel Guitar
S. Wright   Viola
D. Lee   French Horn
C. Hughes   Violin
D. Pipkin   Keyboards
E. Pritchard   Cello
E.R. Singleton   Violin
T. Grant   Viola
Joe Cooper   Background Vocals
L. Gordon   Bass
Dai Emanuel   Violin
Skye   Vocals
R. Bridgmont   Cello
Graham Kyle   Background Vocals
Mike Posner   Viola

Technical Credits

Nick Ingman   Orchestral Arrangements,Flute Arrangement
Peter Norris   Producer,Engineer
Kurt Wagner   Composer
Morcheeba   Producer
Paul Godfrey   Composer,Producer,beats
Ross Godfrey   Composer,Producer
Skye Edwards   Composer
Nigel Williamson   Liner Notes
Godfrey Brothers   Producer
Chris "Pitta" Harrison   Producer,beats

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