(fs) Cape Town, Casablanca, Tel Aviv – after an intensive tour with sold-out shows around the globe, Morcheeba’s calendar for 2019 again includes dates for Germany. At several concerts in spring, the busy duo around singer Skye Edwards and guitarist/keyboarder Ross Godfrey, who coined the trip-hop genre in the nineties with their cross-border sound, will incorporate classics and tracks from the latest studio CD „Blaze Away“ into their live set. „Despite the considerable burden of success, Morcheeba are shaking a new album out of the wide cut sleeve“, Laut.de summed up the ninth British record released in June, on which several prominent guests can also be heard. Tickets for the performances in February cost about 35 Euro (plus fee).
„Blaze Away“ is both a new start and a return to the roots of the formation that grew up in the London club scene. The forward-looking sound is rougher, guitar-heavy and captures the energy of the live shows even more than before. At the same time, according to Ross Godfrey, he draws a bow from „50s blues, 60s psychedelic rock and 70s dub reggae over 80s electro to 90s hip hop“. Among the ten pieces is not only a collaboration with rapper Roots Manuva („Blaze Away“), but also a feature of the French singer/actor Benjamin Biolay („Paris sur Mer“). In his fantasy, Paris mutates into a magical place that lies both by the sea and in the mountains.
After the retirement of Paul Godfrey (2014), singer Skye Edwards, as on her solo albums, was responsible for large parts of the songwriting and at the same time showed openness for the impulses of the guests involved. Thus, in the evening hours, under a dim light and a whisky, the basic structure of a multi-layered album was created in Skye’s little sewing room at home. Excerpts of the album can be heard live in at Stimmen-Festival 2019! Reprint free of charge!