CD Big Calm  (CD 1197126),
Movie Mars Home Page
Welcome to MovieMars.com!
back to browsing
Big Calm 
2. Shoulder Holster
3. Part of the Process
5. Let Me See
6. Bullet Proof
7. Over and Over
9. Diggin' a Watery Grave
10. Fear and Love
11. Big Calm
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 22244
Morcheeba; Pete Norris
Morcheeba: Skye Edwards (vocals); Ross Godfrey (guitar, sitar, pedal & lap steel guitars, clavinet, Hammond B-3 organ, Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer piano, synthesizers, bass, drums); Paul Godfrey (drums, programming, scratches); Pete Norris (keyboard programming, sound effects).
Additional personnel includes: Spikey T (spoken vocals); Pierre Le Rue (fiddle); Jimmy Hastings (flute); Gary Baldwin (Hammond B-3 organ); DJ First Rate, DJ Swamp (scratches); Joe Cooper (percussion, background vocals); Peggi Gayle, Graeme Kyle (background vocals).
Klein String Quartet: S. Bentley-Klein, L. Melhuish (violin); T. Grant (viola); R. Bridgemont (cello).
Includes liner notes by The Gardener.
Lyricist: Paul Godfrey.
Personnel: Skye Edwards (vocals); Ross Godfrey (guitar, sitar, Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer piano, Clavinet, synthesizer, drums); Paul Godfrey (drums, scratches).
Programmer: Paul Godfrey.
Liner Note Author: The Gardeners.
Photographer: Daniel McLewin.
Morcheeba is a band with all its bases covered. Brothers Ross and Paul Godfrey pull in opposite directions, with Ross handling the more organic range of instrumentation, from guitar to Hammond organ, while Paul takes care of programming and turntable work. Add to that formula the self-ordained "Sound Surgeon" Pete Norris and the cool, ethereal voice of singer Skye Edwards, whose quiet self-assurance provides a meeting ground for the eclectic sonic amalgam that is Morcheeba's BIG CALM.
Burbling analog synths and gritty slide guitar dominate on "Part Of The Process," setting the pace for the wild diversity of sounds to follow. Serene keyboards and buzzing drum samples provide the unique backdrop for the timeless melody of "Blindfold." Lush string arrangements and beautiful fingerpicked guitar grace the close harmonies and confessional lyrics of "Over And Over." Powerful string orchestration also lifts the ballad "Fear And Love." "Friction" features a deep reggae groove, a horn section and chatting by Spikey T.
Spin (5/98, p.141) - 8 (out of 10) - "...Always a hippie groove band at heart, Morcheeba have responded impressively to trip-hop's AOR-ization with BIG CALM--possibly the most seamless mix of VH1 pop and DJ culture so far, and a joint that recalls the Mamas & the Papas as much as Portishead..."
Vibe (4/98, p.142) - "...Ross and Paul's moody blend of hip hop and twangy guitar licks, coupled with Skye's sweetly angelic vocals, seep easily into your consciousness..."
NME (Magazine) (4/11/98, p.39) - 8 (out of 10) - "...A widescreen collection, it aspires more to inspirational airborne pirouetting of the Beck and Cornershop variety than floating face down in the murky pond of trip-hop....They sound like they like life."
Be The First To Write A Review
Dance & Electronic
China (USA) 22244
In Stock -- Item Ships for FREE
Add to wishlist
What viewers like you said...
Have you listened to this album?
Be the first to write a review
Also suggested for you...
buy now for
buy now for
buy now for
buy now for
Copyright © 2004-2013 Movie Mars, Inc.
All rights reserved. This website and its contents are the exclusive property of Movie Mars, Inc. As such, reproduction in whole or in part, by any means, and any use for commercial purposes, of any portion of the material contained herein, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, trademarks, photographs, video clips and sounds files is strictly prohibited. Portions of this page Copyright 1981 - 2013 Muze, Inc. All rights reserved.