More than twenty years ago, Bristol-based artist Tricky, together with the bands Portishead and Massive Attack, managed to create other music that was located at the junction of hip-hop, jazz, dub, rock and soul and called trip-hop. Since then, this direction has healed its life, and Tricky has acquired the status of a living idol.
Tom White talked to Tricky about his new project, Skilled Mechanics, a new sound, and another studio recording with Massive Attack.
I sat in a bar located on the ground floor of a chic five-star hotel in central London, just to talk to Adrian Tous, aka Tricky, about his new project and album “Skilled Mechanics”. Trika’s musical career, although, obviously, is based on the strong base of the bristol trip trip, it is distinguished by the lack of monotony and the constant desire to pave the way for something new.
Today, Skilled Mechanics, a free collaboration project released on Trika’s own label, False Idols, has become this “new”. The album, according to the musician, lacks a “direct way of thinking … to record an album, release a couple Continue reading
What is mugam? This question cannot be answered unequivocally. Mugam is also called the genre of Azerbaijani folk music, and its inherent special fret organization. Once in the framework of this system, there were many frets, but at present there are seven main ones. Each of them consists of five tetrachords (sequences of four sounds arranged in an incoming manner), which in a certain way are interconnected. This connection can be fused: the top sound of a given tetrachord is simultaneously the bottom sound of the one following it. The frets formed in this way are called quart. But there is also a separate connection, otherwise called adjacent: a new tetrachord does not begin with the last sound of the previous one, but with the other following it. This is how quint mugams are formed. There are also large-text or small-text Continue reading
One of the most stylish areas of modern music. The style of acid jazz comes from American jazz. Jazz began to develop in the 20s, in the 30s it was already very popular all over the world. In the 70s there was a leap, it was rather the merit of the first analog synthesizers, after their appearance jazz crossed with new sounds of the synthesizer. Science and technology had an increasing influence and many musicians began to use new synthesizers and computers.
Musicians began to fantasize and use new sounds, sounds processed by modern technology at that time. So simple jazz mutated into acid jazz. The new style was interesting and not ordinary, and many brought Continue reading