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Big Calm

Morcheeba Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
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Blame Tricky and Portishead. They started this whole Bristol sound thing, with sleepy techno beats overshadowed by the chirrupy vocals of some slumberland chanteuse. And--just when you think the approach has lost all its steam, all its relevance--along comes a new outfit to make the music a few degrees sleepier, the singing a tad more dreamy. And singers don't come any dreamier than Skye Edwards, whose lissome trill infuses every track on this sophomore outing with a tranquil ennui. You don't jump around to Morcheeba numbers like "The Sea." You sit back and let them creep up on you, as steady as the tides. --Tom Lanham

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5.0 out of 5 stars So Cool,So Smooth-Big Calm! July 16 2000
Format:Audio CD
The second c.d. from Morcheeba delivers on the promise shown on their first c.d.It is an excellent c.d. start to finish. The first song glides along beautifully with trip-hop influenced bass and slow rhythm.But Morcheeba are more than just a trip-hop mimic band.The guitar work is excellent by Ross Godfrey and Skye Edwards soothing,rich voice is so perfectly suited to the instrumental soundtrack here.Track 3 'Part Of The Process' comes as an unexpected and pleasant surprise especially as it has a slight country feel to it.Yet it works totally and the overall sound is still unmistakably Morcheeba.It shows that they are now confident enough to explore many influences-blues,country,Indian sitars and a title track of brilliant hip hop. Morcheeba have written 11 excellent tracks that are of such a high standard it will be hard for them to match it on any subsequent releases.I totally reccomend purchasing this c.d.I have played it to many friends and not one person has been dissappointed with it yet.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Chill and smooth. June 14 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I've never been a techno fan. I was bred on 90s grunge and took to the gangly arty-rock like the Pumpkins and Tool. After randomly downloading some tracks from Luscious Jackson's first EP (In Search of Manny) the other day I started digging light female-driven hip-hop flavored stuff.. For some reason I then randomly found this album and "The Sea" instantly enthralled me, easily drawing me into the rest of the album. I think I found a new music genre to explore, which always kicks. From hearing a little Portishead years ago, I didn't really get a full feel for trip-hop. You can be chill without being depressing, as expertly evidenced on this disc.
Great, solid album, start to finish. Smooth musicianship with a nice breadth of everything from strings to mellow guitars to slow beats. The singer's voice is what truly makes this CD for me, though. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BIG CALM. its makes u calm April 13 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album is just very chill. When i have to do some designing or art, i pop this ceedee in and it creates that "atmosphere" for me. The vocal is great and overall, most songs on the album are nice to listen to. Its that ceedee where no song is realli a big STANDOUT but you dont ever get tired of the songs. Its an album you can pop in...and just....just listen to.
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3.0 out of 5 stars One to Listen...Over and Over... April 13 2004
Format:Audio CD
A better effort than Morcheeba`s debut "You Can You Trust?", "Big Calm" offers a smooth and hypnotic set of chill-out/trip-hop songs that provide a solid and compelling listen. Skye Edwards` vocals are one of the strong elements here, but the lush and sophisticated electronic landscapes are also gripping and delightful. Highlights include the superb ballad "Blinfold", the dreamy "Over and Over" and the contemplative opener "The Sea". "Big Calm" is a subtle, well-crafted and convincing pop record, and a pleasant example of late-nineties electronica. An album that deserves a place in CD shelves alongside Massive Attack, Portishead, Tricky, Gus Gus and Lamb.
Worthwile music.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Trip Hop/Downtempo done correctly April 9 2004
Format:Audio CD
After picking up the excellent "Charango" I was curious about the previous offerings of Morcheeba and so I decided to pick this CD up. I must say that it is a very pleasant surprise. Though the first track is undeniably the best, the other tracks offer similar delights. Even though they have been compared to Portishead, I don't really see the connection. Whereas Portishead is consistantly darker and understated, Morcheeba are rather uplifting and more aggressive. To me, this is the way downtemp should sound. The vocals are Morcheeba's strongest point.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Lot Better Than Barking Dogs March 27 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
You ought to get this NOW!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't compare... March 22 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
An old fan of Morcheeba's first recording, I bought this sophomore release expecting the same lift I got from their wonderful debut. Although this disc is not without its moments (e.g. the mercury-fluid guitar solo on the opener), even those cannot compare with those found on "Who Can You Trust" which surpasses on all levels, especially and most importantly, melodically. The guts of most of these songs are paper thin, with much noisy embellishment attempting to masquerade as structure. I can't be too hard on the group since I'm still enraptured with their debut nearly ten years on. Unfortunately, even singer Edwards' voice is buried under the weight of excessivity, rendering whatever melodies might be of interest muddied. The sensuousness, clarity and fragility to her voice I grew so accustomed to is nowhere evident on "Big Calm". Nor is the melancholy and swagger which swept through much of Morcheeba's first effort. Who can you trust? On the trifle matter of having little dispensable income and having to choose between these two recordings, trust me.
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1.0 out of 5 stars let down Oct. 27 2003
By C.P.
Format:Audio CD
i bought this album when the name kept popping up around portishead, and i was seriously dissaponted. Very chliché, very sappy, and they take themselves to seriously. Uninteresting, poppy sound. Pick up Mezzanine, Dummy, Love Box, or Homogenic if youre looking for intellegent trip hop. The first track isnt bad at all, but it goes downhill from there.
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