Tuesday, June 11 2013
Working in a genre of one poses all sorts of risks for musicians; for now, at least, Lilacs & Champagne continues to impress in a way few of its peers are able to. Their sophomore outing, Danish & Blue, modifies the mood-heavy psychedelic sonic of their debut, with the tasteful addition of piano samples throughout.
Friday, October 14 2011
Even now with all our understanding and acceptance of genre-mashing, Massive Attack’s opening salvo remains as bold and eclectic, as utterly assured a musical message as it was upon release.
Wednesday, August 10 2011
If trip-hop was a fake genre, it was in part because it neglected its outcasts. Earthling return to downtempo with their maverick sensibilities.
Sunday, July 11 2010
Morcheeba releases its "Woo! We're getting the band back together!" album. Unfortunately, its signature chill-out sound is more lazy than lush on this release.
Monday, March 9 2009
Dan Berridge's fourth LP of cinematic downtempo will grab your undivided attention.
Wednesday, January 14 2009
Some seven years in the making, Tipsy finally returns to revitalize the space lounge swinger in all of us.
Sunday, May 11 2008
The world's a better place with Neneh Cherry in it.
Sunday, February 24 2008
Supreme Beings of Leisure sound trapped by their genre of choice.
Wednesday, July 18 2007
A small, unexplained, perhaps inexplicable object.