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Blood Like Lemonade

Morcheeba (PIAS)


Original vocalist Skye Edwards rejoins the Godfrey brothers (Paul providing beats and turntablism, Ross playing trippy, soulful riffs) for Morcheeba’s seventh proper studio album. Edwards is still a sleepyheaded singer and the Godfreys don’t want to disturb her. Their playing sounds like an attempt to remember a dream. Often they haunt these songs and it all seems so fleeting. The Godfreys seem content to be apparitions instead of making memorable appearances behind Edwards. Some fragments that stay with you, mind: “Crimson,” the opener and “Beat of the Drum,” the closer. This is when the band, and listeners, are closest to wakefulness.

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