Morcheeba - Blaze Away (Fly Agaric Records)
Graham Clark, Features Writer
The British trip-hop pioneers return with their first album in over 5 years.
With their blend of 50's blues, 60's psychedelic rock, 70's dub reggae to 80's electro and 90's hip hop this new album encompasses all those influences.
Roots Manuva turns up on one of the best songs of the album, Blaze Away. A commercial track that blends the vocals of Manuva with those of Skye Edwards over a scintillating groove.
The reggae vibe is evident on Love Dub whilst It's Summertime is a breezy pop song that was made to be the soundtrack to many a lazy summers day. A track that is unmistakably Morcheeba.
Paris Sur Mur features French artist Benjamin Biolay who duets with Skye on a track you feel they have included to satisfy their huge French fan base.
It is like they have never been away on this eclectic album that will satisfy their existing fans and gain many new ones.
3 out of 5
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Morcheeba - Blaze Away (Fly Agaric Records), 5th July 2018, 11:45 AM