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Densely textured emotive trip hop,
This review is from: Mezzanine (Audio CD)
Get hold of this album. Wait until about 11 in the evening. Sit in your favourite armchair in a room lit sparsely. A couple of candles, perhaps. Turn up your hi fi so the sound fills the room, but doesn't deafen. Press play. Evaporate.
This album can be seen as a logical progression from Blue Lines and Protection as the textures get more complex and the sounds more original. It's certainly my favourite of the three. With some beautiful vocals on tracks like Teardrop, and some amazing energy on tracks such as as Angel this album offers a spectrum of atmospheres to experience. Some great laid back rapping and beats to make you kneel on the floor and thank god you've got a pulse. The addition of crunching guitar in the backgorund alongside organic synths works brilliantly.
This is music you can have as background whilst doing other things, but that's missing the point. Mezzanine is music to breathe to.
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Initial post: 18 Feb 2010 00:54:43 GMT
R. Pievaitis says:
my kind of opening line,sets the scene,perfectly,thanks for this review !
Posted on 1 Jun 2011 15:49:21 BDT
Music to breathe to - best description of this music I've heard to date.
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