11 Songs, 31 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Now here's something we never thought we'd hear on a Tricky record: oil-slicked shades of the Black Keys (the gut-punching drums and knuckle-dragging guitars of "Every Day") and a ramshackle blend of bluesy bar-band riffs and loose sax lines ("Come To Me"). That's just the tip of Tricky's post-trip-hop iceberg, too. The producer/singer also tackles black-lit disco beats ("Time To Dance"), gangsta spy grooves ("Murder Weapon"), and a post-apocalyptic version of Daft Punk ("UK Jamaican," which translates "Technologic" as "Kingston logic"). In fact, the only clear nod to Tricky's storied past is "Ghetto Stars," a 21st-century noir score in search of the nearest silver screen. Or as Tricky put it in a Mixed Race press release, it's very "tense, street and urban. It's like a movie, almost." It's also the tightest Tricky record — 10 tracks in under 30 minutes! — in years.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Now here's something we never thought we'd hear on a Tricky record: oil-slicked shades of the Black Keys (the gut-punching drums and knuckle-dragging guitars of "Every Day") and a ramshackle blend of bluesy bar-band riffs and loose sax lines ("Come To Me"). That's just the tip of Tricky's post-trip-hop iceberg, too. The producer/singer also tackles black-lit disco beats ("Time To Dance"), gangsta spy grooves ("Murder Weapon"), and a post-apocalyptic version of Daft Punk ("UK Jamaican," which translates "Technologic" as "Kingston logic"). In fact, the only clear nod to Tricky's storied past is "Ghetto Stars," a 21st-century noir score in search of the nearest silver screen. Or as Tricky put it in a Mixed Race press release, it's very "tense, street and urban. It's like a movie, almost." It's also the tightest Tricky record — 10 tracks in under 30 minutes! — in years.

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