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It's typical of one of music's most unpredictable characters that the first album to bear his birth name is one of his least introspective. Tricky's latest release, 'Adrian Thaws,' is a vivid, attention-grabbing set of songs which roam from hip hop to house, jazz to blues, rock to reggae.
It was recorded in Tricky's home studio in London, where he's living again after almost two decades in New York, Los Angeles and Paris, and features an international crew of collaborators: Francesca Belmonte, Nneka, Mykki Blanco, Bella Gotti, Tirzah, Blue Daisy and Oh Land. It's designed to be played loud. Tricky makes complicated music because Adrian Thaws has had a complicated life. Born in 1968, he grew up in an extended family that was both black and white, urban and rural, containing strong women and volatile men. His choice of cover versions is revealing. Janet Kaye's 1979 lovers rock classic 'Silly Games' reminds him of his childhood in Bristol's Knowle West district. London Posse's 1990 track 'Gangster Chronicle' harks back to his musical apprenticeship with the Wild Bunch and Massive Attack under the name Tricky Kid before he launched his solo career with 1995's startling Maxinquaye.
"I suppose this is my club/hip hop album, I've only heard my music a few times in a club but I grew up in clubs from when I was 14: blues parties, hip hop clubs, a few raves. I'm not known for doing club music but this album has some club tracks on it - well, what I would consider club music." -Tricky
|Primary Format - Music||CD|
|Label||Adrian Thaws / Rocket|
|Music Genre||Electronic / Hip Hop|
|Music Genre Primary||Electronic|
|Music Genre Secondary||Urban & Hip Hop|
- 1. Sun Down (Feat. Tirzah)
- 2. Lonnie Listen (Feat. Mykki Blanco & Francesca Belmonte)
- 3. Something In The Way (Feat. Francesca Belmonte)
- 4. Keep Me In Your Shake (Feat. Nneka)
- 5. The Unloved (Skit)
- 6. Nicotine Love (Feat. Francesca Belmonte)
- 7. Gangster Chronicles (Feat. Bella Gotti)
- 8. I Had A Dream (Feat. Francesca Belmonte)
- 9. My Palestine Girl (Feat. Blue Daisy)
- 10. Why Don'T You (Feat. Bella Gotti)
- 11. Silly Games (Feat. Tirzah)
- 12. Right Here (Feat. Oh Land)
- 13. When You Go (Feat. Silver Tongue)
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