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Morcheeba – Big Calm

Here’s a $3 absolute frickin’ score from Sonic Boom. Somewhere along the line, I misplaced/sold/lost my copy of this, and I was absolutely thrilled to find it so cheap on this trip. This is the return of an old friend. I knew every note and move. What a record!

The 5th Annual Toronto Expedition Series, Part 34 (CD)

I cannot count the number of times I’ve heard this album, but it’s a ton. We lived in Montreal 1999-2001, and this was everywhere. Supreme Beings Of Leisure, Massive Attack, Portishead, etc… and Morcheeba was a big part too.

Big Calm was first of theirs I heard, and it became my favourite of theirs. That sound, that feel, that drift into calm and cool, bluesy and smooth and sweet… Absolutely tuneful, fucking brilliant.

Fully recommended. Get it!

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Morcheeba – Charango

I always loved this band’s album called Big Calm, so I was curious to try this one out too. Especially when it was in the 3 For $10 bin at BMV when Mike and I went to Taranna this year!

And what did I find? More of the same awesome. This is just excellent soulful trip hop pop rock music… I know that’s a mouthful of labels but it’s true! The songs are smartly contrusted, the vocals are great, it all works perfectly.

You might know a track from here called Rome Wasn’t Built in A Day, which is one of the straightest pop songs here. But the rest of it is totally worth your time, if you happen across it in your travels!

I really enjoyed grooving to this and, after also playing Supreme Beings Of Leisure (see yesterday’s review) too, I’m actually in a pretty happy brain space at the moment!

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