the deep dive. multiples of morcheeba & friends (or enemies).
A few things have been announced the past several months:
1. Morcheeba, having decided to ditch the idea of keeping a permanent lead vocalist in residence, will release their sixth album, Dive Deep, in early 2008, with different guests contributing to nearly every track. Paul Godfrey gives a detailed commentary & a rundown of each track here.
Blue Chair ft Judy Tzuke is a pleasingly variant take on the morcheeba signature sound…actually an interesting listen, if initially a counterintuitive combination of music and vocals (or at least for me it was).
Gained the World ft Manda (a french vocalist who comes to the group via myspace) again, an element of their vintage sound freshened by the addition of the new vocalist.
One Love Karma ft Calm Cool Pete-heh. really enjoyable track.
2. The brothers have posted a capella tracks from the upcoming album here.
3. Tour dates in 2008 will be forthcoming–throwing in another candidate for coachella? they always have the errant downtempo crew who’s given a nighttime slot at one of the smaller stages easily overpowered by whatever’s going on at the adjacent venue.
4. Skye, of course, having parted ways with the brothers after Charango, released a solo album in 2006 & has teamed with Marc Collin (nouvelle vague) to contribute a few tracks to his latest project, also due out in 2008.
I could post her ‘What’s wrong with me (nouvelle vague remix)’ but instead i’ll post this…her cover of Feel Good Inc. even more addictive than the Editors cover of the same song.
5. Daisy Martey…having released a fourth album with Noonday Underground in late ’06, is currently working on a project called Sexual Terrorist, and starting her own ‘teeny tiny label’. Looking forward to hearing more from her. 12/22–it appears that Daisy Martey sings backing vocals on Kevin Ayers 2007 release-the unfairground.
(need a soundtrack for your next holiday party–check out the free holiday mix roundup)
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