Morcheeba - Who Can You Trust? (Indochina)
Trip-hop, I think they call it. Lots of bass and keyboard, funny
sounds, drum loops and low, husky paranoid vocals. Yeah, this
must be it.
Morcheeba aren't quite as despondent as Tricky, quite as open-ended
as Massive Attack or quite as popular as Portishead, however.
And while they make some fine sounds in their own right, they
seem slightly too late and slightly too derivative to break into
In the meantime there is enough interest in this style of music
to pay Morcheeba's bills, and for that I am grateful. Who
Can You Trust? is, after all, a fine album. Full of eclecticism,
sampling and cross-cutting, it should generate interest among
the alternative community, with Trigger Happy standing
out as a bonafide classic.
by Niall Byrne