First Listen: Massive Attack, 'Heligoland' until Feb. 9

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First Listen: Massive Attack, 'Heligoland' until Feb. 9

Post by steko » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:43 am

Rahad Jackson wrote:My Awesome Mix Tape #6

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Re: First Listen: Massive Attack, 'Heligoland' until Feb. 9

Post by smutek » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:09 am

Killer man, thank you for the link!

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Re: First Listen: Massive Attack, 'Heligoland' until Feb. 9

Post by squelcht » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:09 am

Hell yes. Thanks for the heads-up

I've been anticipating the new Massive Attack release for a looong while now

It's due time!

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Re: First Listen: Massive Attack, 'Heligoland' until Feb. 9

Post by FORMAT » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:47 am

Looking forward to this, definitely!

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Re: First Listen: Massive Attack, 'Heligoland' until Feb. 9

Post by steko » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:04 pm

You're welcome guys! :) Looking forward to listen in CD quality...
Rahad Jackson wrote:My Awesome Mix Tape #6

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Re: First Listen: Massive Attack, 'Heligoland' until Feb. 9

Post by FlightPlan » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:02 am

ouch! - I had to hit the stop button 30 mintues in - these guys have REALLY lost it - especially the atonal horn section around 21:00.

And Mezzanine was one of my favorite records of all time... sad.

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Re: First Listen: Massive Attack, 'Heligoland' until Feb. 9

Post by FORMAT » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:29 am

FlightPlan wrote:ouch! - I had to hit the stop button 30 mintues in - these guys have REALLY lost it - especially the atonal horn section around 21:00.

And Mezzanine was one of my favorite records of all time... sad.
Really?

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Re: First Listen: Massive Attack, 'Heligoland' until Feb. 9

Post by silveriofunk » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:32 am

meh!

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Re: First Listen: Massive Attack, 'Heligoland' until Feb. 9

Post by leedsquietman » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:29 am

Call me old fashioned, but I really really liked it. Has a great sort of Haitian/creole vibe with a touch of New Orleans in many tracks. They've done world music type stuff before, and made it work with electronic grooves where others just look gimmicky. Great to hear some music that's not all about fist pumping 4 to the floor for once, with frigging hoover and epic leads. I love the soulful melancholy in some of the tracks - probably the miserable bugger goth and addiction to The Smiths from 1984-1987 I had in me, he he.

The atonal horns were brilliant. In a world full of max quantized, over zealous, every little thing pitch corrected, it was a refreshing change. The production quality was awesome too, less verby than some of their previous releases but it works and ambient spaces really give a massive depth when required.

Good stuff, glad they're back - although I'd like to heard some of the stuff they threw out, I bet some of that was tasty.
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Re: First Listen: Massive Attack, 'Heligoland' until Feb. 9

Post by silveriofunk » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:11 am

hmmm... will have to go and listen to ir properly then :wink:


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Re: First Listen: Massive Attack, 'Heligoland' until Feb. 9

Post by FORMAT » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:20 am

FlightPlan wrote:ouch! - I had to hit the stop button 30 mintues in - these guys have REALLY lost it - especially the atonal horn section around 21:00.
I find this part absolutely gorgeous and multi-dimensional. And any track with Horacy Andy in it is an absolute winner in my book anyway. ;-)

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Re: First Listen: Massive Attack, 'Heligoland' until Feb. 9

Post by continuous » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:55 pm

The first track I didn't like initially but it's really wormed into me after a day or two. Like 100th Window... I like some of the tracks and some I skip.

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Re: First Listen: Massive Attack, 'Heligoland' until Feb. 9

Post by Oscar F » Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:23 am

It's what 100th Window should have been IMHO.
Very impressed on first listen I must confess.
Far better than I had anticipated to be brutally honest with you.
If I was to play this back to back with Blue Lines, Protection, Mezzanine, Danny the Dog Sound track then this it's a far more logical musical progression.
They all sit well together as an entire unit.
Hard to pick a favourite track either and the opener is a corker I must confess.
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Re: First Listen: Massive Attack, 'Heligoland' until Feb. 9

Post by madlab » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:04 am

FORMAT wrote:
FlightPlan wrote:ouch! - I had to hit the stop button 30 mintues in - these guys have REALLY lost it - especially the atonal horn section around 21:00.
I find this part absolutely gorgeous and multi-dimensional. And any track with Horacy Andy in it is an absolute winner in my book anyway. ;-)
Same here, this music is really really deep. Great sound, and a surface simplicity hiding much more details.
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