Morcheeba: The Sea
I wasn't planning on posting this slinky, funky, mystical trip-hop journey this week, though it is certainly strong enough, in sensibility and performance, to be worth adding to the mix. But having three songs in a row which used a "The BodyofWater" title format was just too tempting to resist.
Plus, the world needs Morcheeba. The combination of DJ Paul Godfrey, his multi-instrumentalist brother Ross, and original vocalist Skye Edwards make for a groove that's out of this world. And though sophomore albums are sometimes a risk, Big Calm, which featured high in many alt-press end-of-year lists when it came out in 1998, is a stellar, perfectly ambient mix. No regrets here.