Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Massive Attack - Mezzanine

Mes favoris

Cet élément a bien été ajouté / retiré de vos favoris.

Mezzanine

Massive Attack

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Select Audio Quality

To be elegible for this price, subscribe to Sublime+

Increasingly ignored amidst the exploding trip-hop scene, Massive Attack finally returned in 1998 with Mezzanine, a record immediately announcing not only that the group was back, but that they'd recorded a set of songs just as singular and revelatory as on their debut, almost a decade back. It all begins with a stunning one-two-three-four punch: "Angel," "Risingson," "Teardrop," and "Inertia Creeps." Augmenting their samples and keyboards with a studio band, Massive Attack open with "Angel," a stark production featuring pointed beats and a distorted bassline that frames the vocal (by group regular Horace Andy) and a two-minute flame-out with raging guitars. "Risingson" is a dense, dark feature for Massive Attack themselves (on production as well as vocals), with a kitchen sink's worth of dubby effects and reverb. "Teardrop" introduces another genius collaboration -- with Elizabeth Fraser from Cocteau Twins -- from a production unit with a knack for recruiting gifted performers. The blend of earthy with ethereal shouldn't work at all, but Massive Attack pull it off in fine fashion. "Inertia Creeps" could well be the highlight, another feature for just the core threesome. With eerie atmospherics, fuzz-tone guitars, and a wealth of effects, the song could well be the best production from the best team of producers the electronic world had ever seen. Obviously, the rest of the album can't compete, but there's certainly no sign of the side-two slump heard on Protection, as both Andy and Fraser return for excellent, mid-tempo tracks ("Man Next Door" and "Black Milk," respectively). ~ John Bush

More info

Mezzanine

Massive Attack

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app
Listen on Webplayer

Copy the following link to share it

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 40 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 40 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
Angel 00:06:19

Marshall, ComposerLyricist - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Massive Attack, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Samples, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Neil Davidge, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Samples, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Gangadeen, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles, ComposerLyricist - Lee Shepherd, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jan Kybert, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - P-Dub, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Angelo Bruschini, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Del Naja, ComposerLyricist - Horace Hinds , ComposerLyricist

(C) 1998 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1998 Virgin Records Ltd

2
Risingson 00:04:58

Grantley Marshall, ComposerLyricist - Andrew Vowles, ComposerLyricist - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Massive Attack, MainArtist - Robert Del Naja, ComposerLyricist - Doc Savidge For Massive Attack Productions, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1998 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1997 Virgin Records Ltd

3
Teardrop 00:05:30

Grantley Marshall, ComposerLyricist - Elizabeth Fraser, ComposerLyricist - Andrew Vowles, Music Production, AssociatedPerformer - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Massive Attack, Producer, MainArtist - Robert Del Naja, Music Production, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Neil Davidge, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Samples, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Gangadeen, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles, ComposerLyricist - Lee Shepherd, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jan Kybert, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - P-Dub, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Angelo Bruschini, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Twig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Grantley Evan Marshall, Music Production, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1998 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1998 Virgin Records Ltd

4
Inertia Creeps 00:05:57

Grantley Marshall, ComposerLyricist - Andrew Vowles, ComposerLyricist - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Massive Attack, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Samples, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Del Naja, ComposerLyricist - Neil Davidge, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Samples, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Gangadeen, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Shepherd, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jan Kybert, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - P-Dub, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Angelo Bruschini, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1998 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1998 Virgin Records Ltd

5
Exchange 00:04:11

Mort Garson, Composer - Bob Hilliard, Composer - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Massive Attack, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Samples, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Neil Davidge, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Samples, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Gangadeen, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Shepherd, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jan Kybert, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - P-Dub, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Angelo Bruschini, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1998 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1998 Virgin Records Ltd

6
Dissolved Girl 00:06:06

Grantley Marshall, Keyboards, Samples, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Andrew Vowles, ComposerLyricist - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Young, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Paul "P-Dub" Walton, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Massive Attack, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Del Naja, Keyboards, Samples, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Neil Davidge, Producer, Keyboards, Samples, Recording Arranger, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Schwartz, ComposerLyricist - Andy Gangadeen, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Shepherd, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jan Kybert, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Angelo Bruschini, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Sara Jay, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Sarah J. Hawley, ComposerLyricist

(C) 1998 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1998 Virgin Records Ltd

7
Man Next Door 00:05:56

Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - John Holt, Composer - Massive Attack, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Samples, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Neil Davidge, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Samples, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Gangadeen, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Howard Barrett, Composer - Tyrone Evans, Composer - Lee Shepherd, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jan Kybert, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - P-Dub, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Angelo Bruschini, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1998 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1998 Virgin Records Ltd

8
Black Milk 00:06:21

Grantley Marshall, ComposerLyricist - Manfred Mann, ComposerLyricist - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Massive Attack, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Samples, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Del Naja, ComposerLyricist - Neil Davidge, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Samples, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Gangadeen, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles, ComposerLyricist - Liz Fraser, ComposerLyricist - Lee Shepherd, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jan Kybert, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - P-Dub, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Angelo Bruschini, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1998 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1998 Virgin Records Ltd

9
Mezzanine 00:05:56

Grantley Marshall, Composer - Andrew Vowles, Composer - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Massive Attack, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Samples, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Del Naja, Composer - Neil Davidge, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Samples, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Gangadeen, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Shepherd, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jan Kybert, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - P-Dub, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Angelo Bruschini, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1998 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1998 Virgin Records Ltd

10
Group Four 00:08:12

Grantley Marshall, Composer - Andrew Vowles, Composer - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Massive Attack, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Samples, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Del Naja, Composer - Neil Davidge, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Samples, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Gangadeen, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Liz Fraser, Composer - Lee Shepherd, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jan Kybert, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - P-Dub, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Angelo Bruschini, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1998 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1998 Virgin Records Ltd

11
(Exchange) 00:04:10

Mort Garson, Composer - Bob Hilliard, Composer - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Massive Attack, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Samples, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Neil Davidge, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Samples, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Gangadeen, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Horace Andy, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Shepherd, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jan Kybert, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - P-Dub, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Angelo Bruschini, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Horace Hinds , Composer

(C) 1998 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1998 Virgin Records Ltd

Album Description

Increasingly ignored amidst the exploding trip-hop scene, Massive Attack finally returned in 1998 with Mezzanine, a record immediately announcing not only that the group was back, but that they'd recorded a set of songs just as singular and revelatory as on their debut, almost a decade back. It all begins with a stunning one-two-three-four punch: "Angel," "Risingson," "Teardrop," and "Inertia Creeps." Augmenting their samples and keyboards with a studio band, Massive Attack open with "Angel," a stark production featuring pointed beats and a distorted bassline that frames the vocal (by group regular Horace Andy) and a two-minute flame-out with raging guitars. "Risingson" is a dense, dark feature for Massive Attack themselves (on production as well as vocals), with a kitchen sink's worth of dubby effects and reverb. "Teardrop" introduces another genius collaboration -- with Elizabeth Fraser from Cocteau Twins -- from a production unit with a knack for recruiting gifted performers. The blend of earthy with ethereal shouldn't work at all, but Massive Attack pull it off in fine fashion. "Inertia Creeps" could well be the highlight, another feature for just the core threesome. With eerie atmospherics, fuzz-tone guitars, and a wealth of effects, the song could well be the best production from the best team of producers the electronic world had ever seen. Obviously, the rest of the album can't compete, but there's certainly no sign of the side-two slump heard on Protection, as both Andy and Fraser return for excellent, mid-tempo tracks ("Man Next Door" and "Black Milk," respectively). ~ John Bush

About the album

Distinctions:

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...
Munich 2016 Keith Jarrett
Playing the Room Avishai Cohen (tp)
More on Qobuz
By Massive Attack
Protection Massive Attack
The Spoils Massive Attack
Ritual Spirit EP Massive Attack

Playlists

You may also like...
In your panoramas...
Trip Hop in 10 Albums

At the dawn of the 90s the trip hop wave flooded Great Britain with electro influenced by Jamaican music and rap beats. With dreamy rhythms and oppressive atmospheres, Massive Attack, Portishead, Tricky, Morcheeba and various others invented a futuristic kind of dark soul music which was sometimes very cinematographic. Time to zoom in on 10 albums from a genre with a fuzzy outline but a very clear influence.

Massive Attack, a dream trip

25 years after its birth in Bristol, trip-hop still captivates as much as ever. True to its origins, Massive Attack is far from having finished experimenting with mixing dub, soul, rap and new wave.

In the news...