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Morcheeba|Big Calm

Big Calm

Morcheeba

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Realizing that trip-hop was a dead-end, Morcheeba expanded their sonic palette on their second album, Big Calm. Trip-hop and dance rhythms remain, but the trio has spent more time writing songs, crafting an album where pop, lounge, film soundtracks, reggae, jazz, and electronica all peacefully coexist. Consequently, Big Calm is a stylistic tour de force, evidence that Morcheeba have turned into a mature, sophisticated group with impeccable taste. Occasionally, the album can sound a little distant, as if the fusions and productions were more important than the actual songs, but the trio is so musically adept, and Skye Edwards' voice is so enchanting, that Big Calm becomes irresistible in its own way.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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1
The Sea
00:05:47

D. Lee, French Horn - C. Hughes, Violin - Paul Godfrey, Composer, Beats and Scratches Beats - Ross Godfrey, Composer, Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesiser - D Pipkin., Keyboards - L Gordon, Bass Guitar - Morcheeba, Production, Performance, MainArtist - Skye Edwards, Composer, Vocals - Pete Norris, Production - S Wright, Viola - T. Grant, Cello - H. Ball, Violin - E. R. Singleton, Violin - P. Oxer, Violin - D. Emanuel, Violin - E. Pritchard, Cello - I. McLeod, Violin - R. Bridgmont, Cello - M Posner, Viola

© 1998 China Records Ltd ℗ 1998 China Records Ltd.

2
Shoulder Holster
00:04:05

Paul Godfrey, Composer - Ross Godfrey, Composer - Morcheeba and Pete Norris, Producer - Morcheeba, Performance, MainArtist - Skye Edwards, Composer - DJ First Rate., Scratching - Spikey T, Voices

© 1998 China Records Ltd ℗ 1998 China Records Ltd

3
Part of the Process
00:04:25

Paul Godfrey, Composer, Beats and Scratches Beats - Ross Godfrey, Composer, Guitar, Keyboards - L Gordon, Bass - G Kyle, Backing Vocals - Pierre Le Rue, Fiddle - Morcheeba, Producer, Performance, MainArtist - Skye Edwards, Composer, Vocals - Pete Norris, Producer

© 1998 China Records Ltd ℗ 1998 China Records Ltd

4
Blindfold
00:04:38

D. Lee, French Horn - S. Wright, Viola - C. Hughes, Violin - Paul Godfrey, Composer, Beats and Scratches Beats - Ross Godfrey, Composer, Guitar, Keyboards - Morcheeba and Pete Norris, Producer - Morcheeba, Featured Vocalist, MainArtist - Skye Edwards, Composer, Vocals - M. Posner, Viola - T. Grant, Viola - H. Ball, Violin - E. R. Singleton, Violin - P. Oxer, Violin - D. Emanuel, Violin - D. Pipkin, Keyboards - E. Pritchard, Cello - I. McLeod, Violin - M. Carling, Drums - R. Bridgmont, Cello - S. Bentley - Klein, Lead Violin

© 1998 China Records Ltd ℗ 1998 China Records Ltd.

5
Let Me See
00:04:20

Paul Godfrey, Composer, Beats and Scratches Beats - Ross Godfrey, Composer, Guitar - D Pipkin., Keyboards - L Gordon, Bass - J Hastings, Flute - Morcheeba, Producer, Performance, MainArtist - Skye Edwards, Composer, Vocals - Pete Norris, Producer

© 1998 China Records Ltd ℗ 1998 China Records Ltd

6
Bullet Proof
00:04:12

Paul Godfrey, Composer - Ross Godfrey, Composer - Morcheeba and Pete Norris, Producer - Morcheeba, Performance, MainArtist - Skye Edwards, Composer - DJ First Rate., Scratching

© 1998 China Records Ltd ℗ 1998 China Records Ltd

7
Over and Over
00:02:21

D. Lee, French Horn - Paul Godfrey, Composer, Beats and Scratches Beats - Ross Godfrey, Composer, Guitar, Keyboards - Morcheeba and Pete Norris, Producer - G Kyle, Backing Vocals - L Melhuish, Violin - R Bridgmont, Cello - T Grant, Viola - Morcheeba, Performance, MainArtist - Skye Edwards, Composer, Vocals - Steve Bentley-Klein., Violin

© 1998 China Records Ltd ℗ 1998 China Records Ltd

8
Friction
00:04:14

Paul Godfrey, Composer - Ross Godfrey, Composer - Morcheeba and Pete Norris, Producer - Morcheeba, Performance, MainArtist - Skye Edwards, Composer, Vocals - Spikey T, Voices - C. Hetter, Trombone - D. Hake, Trumpet

© 1998 China Records Ltd ℗ 1998 China Records Ltd

9
Diggin' a Watery Grave
00:01:35

Paul Godfrey, Composer - Ross Godfrey, Composer - Morcheeba and Pete Norris, Producer - Morcheeba, Performance, MainArtist - Skye Edwards, Composer

© 1998 China Records Ltd ℗ 1998 China Records Ltd

10
Fear and Love
00:05:04

D. Lee, French Horn - S. Wright, Viola - C. Hughes, Violin - Paul Godfrey, Composer - Ross Godfrey, Composer - Morcheeba and Pete Norris, Producer - Morcheeba, Performance, MainArtist - Skye Edwards, Composer - M. Posner, Viola - T. Grant, Viola - L. Gordon, Bass - H. Ball, Violin - E. R. Singleton, Violin - P. Oxer, Violin - D. Emanuel, Violin - E. Pritchard, Cello - I. McLeod, Violin - M. Carling, Drums - R. Bridgmont, Cello - S. Bentley - Klein, Trumpet, Violin

© 1998 China Records Ltd ℗ 1998 China Records Ltd

11
Big Calm Explicit
00:06:01

Paul Godfrey, Composer - Ross Godfrey, Composer - Morcheeba and Pete Norris, Producer - Morcheeba, Performance, MainArtist - Skye Edwards, Composer - Dj Swamp, Additional Scratching

© 1998 China Records Ltd ℗ 1998 China Records Ltd

Album Description

Realizing that trip-hop was a dead-end, Morcheeba expanded their sonic palette on their second album, Big Calm. Trip-hop and dance rhythms remain, but the trio has spent more time writing songs, crafting an album where pop, lounge, film soundtracks, reggae, jazz, and electronica all peacefully coexist. Consequently, Big Calm is a stylistic tour de force, evidence that Morcheeba have turned into a mature, sophisticated group with impeccable taste. Occasionally, the album can sound a little distant, as if the fusions and productions were more important than the actual songs, but the trio is so musically adept, and Skye Edwards' voice is so enchanting, that Big Calm becomes irresistible in its own way.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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