Web Exclusive: Tricky and “False Idols”

Posted in music on May 31st, 2013 by urbanguy

Trip-hop pioneer Tricky would love it if you’re down with his new record False Idols ― but won’t lose any sleep if you’re not. With a career spanning ten albums and “20-odd years,” Tricky notes that he’s at a point where he can totally control his own creative destiny. Ditching old label Domino (“It got boring,” he says) and forging ahead to form a new imprint in the process of developing the False Idols LP, the native Bristolian (currently residing in Paris) says that if the new project sounds like it’s Massive Attack in nature, or that it’s borrowing elements from his earlier, more groove-oriented efforts (think Maxinquaye and Pre-Millennium Tension) perhaps it’s because this is arguably the truest representation of his musical legacy to date. Railing against the current mainstream musical climate that acclaims artifice over art, the 45-year-old returns after taking a few years off to craft a sultry, sonically orchestral project that stands on its own musicianship and merit ― demanding you pay attention.

Full interview at Exclaim!

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