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again a disappointing studio album ......
on 28 December 2010
I don't catch it: experiencing Tricky live is so enriching, thrilling, surprising, energizing.....and his studio albums are most of the time big let downs. Some exciting tracks that you hear live don't find place on his albums, and if they do, their transformation is so deep that they lose nearly completely their attractiveness. the studio sessions always seem so sedated, Tricky is absent spiritually , there is too much easy electronic manipulation ,and too few live instrumentation. His band on stage is excellent, why doesn't he take them in studio?
But it's no surprise at all, we've been there before since "pre millenium tension". There was one exception, which was "Blow Back", which to me was "live" enough.
This particular album just seems to me very very weak, short,too easily packed: this isn't really a proper Tricky album.... who knows maybe next time?