09 October 2009

BLOGTOBER 2009: Music Reviews (07 of 22) Zero 7, Yeah Ghost

It's another downtempo/electronica outfit that's been putting out interesting stuff since the late 90s/early 00s. This time it's Zero 7's turn to pump out some fresh sounds with the release of Yeah Ghost.

Here's a link to a live session of Medicine Man from their new album. Gorgeous video, good song, gives you a sense of the feel of their latest work.

A lot of the songs are pretty damn soulful, a few are a bit twee, all have a swirl of interesting textures throughout the production. They really are masters of downtempo and moody electronica.

This is another case of a solid band doing what they do well, but it doesn't surpass their best work, and a better introduction to their work would be to seek out their fantastic first album, Simple Things (still in the running for best of 2001).

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