Written by | November 18, 2015 18:15 | No Comments

Just after this you will see a PR release for Tricky, the great Bristol man, who helped invent trip hop and who I first saw on stage opening for Bjork, in a mountain of smoke and the darkest of lighting and still blew us all away.

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Written by | September 15, 2014 0:01 | No Comments

“I take a trip to Gaza, it’s really love I’m after” might be the point but “She’s got a giggle when she talks, she’s close to God, I treat her like a a dog” is the money shot. With air raid sirens as the hook, this is one of the most lovely songs and strange songs you’ll hear this year. Is he being ironic? Unlikely – A

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Written by | September 11, 2014 0:01 | No Comments

Sun Down – Tricky – With a fine young singer named Tirzah, on a song that sounds as much Portishead as Tricky or Massive Attack, the echoed beat is invaluable and the mood so completely 2014 it is as if r&b caught up with him – B+

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Written by | June 28, 2014 0:10 | No Comments

Full disclosure: in the mid-90s I did a tropical Latin music show on WPFW-FM so I wasn’t paying attention in those years to Anglo-American music, and in the late nineties I had a kid and was too exhausted to keep up, but in the mid-00s, I did go back to fill the gaping lacunae. I’m sure I missed some major tunes, so feel free to let me know what they are.

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