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2001 debut full length for dance act described as, 'the British Air', the follow-up to two limited, critically acclaimed EPs. Highlights include the awesome African influenced instrumental passage 'Likufanele', the velvety 'I Have Seen' feat. Mozez & the quiet storm of 'Destiny' feat. Sia.
Zero 7's ability to conjure beautiful lullabies with all the romance of 1960s French pop (as found on their debut LP, Simple Things) would have made them the toast of soundtrack composers and chill-out connoisseurs the world over. Unfortunately, two Frenchmen beat Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker to the title of "masters of comedown cool," leaving the London duo to be forever called "the British Air." And this is fair; the similarities between Zero 7's lush cinematic soundscapes and those of Air's Moon Safari and the Virgin Suicides score are so strong as to sound almost intentional. Nonetheless, their debut is a truly gorgeous album. It has all the tried and tested atmospheric tricks--bleeps and whooshes layered over plodding Fender Rhodes chords, swathes of strings and tender trumpet parps--but it's Binns and Hardaker's languid grooves and the soft melancholy of their melodies that make dream-state instrumentals "Give It Away" and "Polaris" utterly enchanting. The real power of Simple Things, however, is in its songs. As beautiful as the ambient strains are, when laid beneath the seductive vocals of Australian diva Sia on the ethereal "Destiny" or the heart-breaking "Distractions," their potency becomes apparent. --Dan Gennoe
Am I the only one who sees that this Emperor has no clothes?! No new clothes, at least. This drippy cd rehashes every uninspired a.m. radio-soft-jazz tune you ever heard. Read morePublished on July 10 2004
I won't lie here: I origianlly came into contact with this music because i was looking through one of my friend's music collection on Itunes and thought the name Zero 7 sounded... Read morePublished on May 25 2004 by LJ101
This is pure brilliance! Every song. Every musician. Every vocalist. So Fresh. Reminds me of the freshness of Sade & Simply Red & Soul II Soul when they first came onto... Read morePublished on May 7 2004 by Scott C Elliott
I would give this one 5 stars if I loved ALL the songs. You cannot review everything youu love with 5 though. Read morePublished on May 4 2004 by Michael Storey
This CD is really great for just having in the background. It's really relaxing, and the songs just have an over all calming effect. I especially like #'s 1,2, and 12. Read morePublished on May 3 2004 by B. Mestek
If you don't own this cd yet, buy it now. This album is pure bliss, and has been in repeat mode in my stereo system (mp3 player, computer playlist, etc...) for a long time. Read morePublished on May 1 2004 by "versus2k3"
you pick it up again. It's quintessential lounge lizzard music that evokes a comfort that makes you want to listen to it again and again. Read morePublished on April 6 2004 by Pandora
If you havent bought this cd yet, then i whack you with my cd. This is such a good album. I admit theres several songs i skip over, but a little over half the album is amazing and... Read morePublished on April 6 2004 by Jadiee
I like the songs and the sound very much. It is very relaxing music. The sound of the vocals are just perfect.Published on March 19 2004 by kametamorphic