British trip-hop pioneers Morcheeba return with their first new album in over five years. The band have released 8 albums that have sold in excess of 10 million records in their career. 'Blaze Away', their positivity-packed ninth album, marks both a fresh start in its organic approach and a return to the joyous genre-mashing of their early days, with featured guests Roots Manuva and Benjamin Biolay. There was no template for its ten, extraordinary, future-facing songs, no self-imposed limits on style, no themes to be adhered to or rules in place to break.
Fragments of Freedom is Morcheeba's third album. It was released in 2000. The album proved to have been one of their most successful albums in terms of chart sales however critical reception was not as welcoming as with other Morcheeba albums. Mostly due to the drastic change in sound. As Morcheeba did away with much of their roots which was their trip-hop sound and in return developed a pop sound.
In a world choked with sound, it's difficult to find any music that truly lingers and resonates with the listener. Morhceeba are a fountain of such music. "Dive Deep" is an organic compilation of tracks written in the studio with several collaborating guest vocalists. The result reflects the musical diversity, which has made Morcheeba's prior works such a success. They are the most groove oriented act in the mid'90s female fronted electronica crowd. Morcheeba relies on the sweet, fluid vocals of Skye Edwards and a laidback mix of fusion, funk, and blues produced by brothers Paul and Ross Godfrey, on beats/scratches and guitar/keyboards, respectively. The trio was formed in 1995 when the Godfreys decided to go out on their own after co producing six tracks for David Byrne's album Feelings.