Wednesday, September 9, 2009

atomic return of Massive Attack

After a lengthy, six year absence from the music scene, moody, UK, trip-hop icons, Massive Attack, are on their way back with "Splitting The Atom". It's a four song EP featuring several, highly promising, vocal cameos from Martina Topley Bird, Guy Garvey from Elbow, TV On The Radio vocalist Tunde Adebimpe, and long-time collaborator, Horace Andy.

The title track is a deep, creepy, haunting, slow burning number with shades of the more trippy end of the Two Tone spectrum or the spookier sides of Gorillaz.

In fact, when Massive Attack drop their forthcoming, fifth album in February, it will feature Blur/Gorillaz front man, Damon Albarn and former Mazzy Star chanteuse, Hope Sandoval.

Recently, I've rediscovered the dark beauty and claustrophobic fear of their groundbreaking debut, "Blue Lines".

And who could forget the bittersweet brilliance of their collaboration with Tracey Thorn from Everything But The Girl?

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