Massive Attack MezzanineDiscothèque Idéale Qobuz

Mezzanine

Massive Attack

Released on January 1, 1998 by Circa

Main artist: Massive Attack

Genre: Electro > Trip Hop

Distinctions: The Qobuz Ideal Discography (May 2011) - Sélection du Mercury Prize (July 1998)

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Album : 1 disk - 11 tracks Total length : 01:03:36

  1. 1 Angel

    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 Copyright : (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. 2 Risingson

    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 Copyright : (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. 3 Teardrop

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

  4. 4 Inertia Creeps

    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 Copyright : (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. 5 Exchange

    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 Copyright : (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. 6 Dissolved Girl

    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 Copyright : (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. 7 Man Next Door

    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 Copyright : (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. 8 Black Milk

    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 Copyright : (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. 9 Mezzanine

    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 Copyright : (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. 10 Group Four

    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 Copyright : (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. 11 (Exchange)

    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 Copyright : (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

About

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

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