Forgotten Treasure: Tricky “Aftermath” (1995)
I’ve always been a big fan of the whole british early to mid-90’s movement called Trip-Hop. It had a really big impact on me because as a hip-hop kid it was really the bridge into a whole new world of music with acts like Portishead, Massive Attack, releases on Mo’Wax, Ninja Tune, etc… One of the albums that is definitely slept on of that period is Tricky’s first record called Maxinquaye.
Expanding on the sonic template of fellow Bristolians Massive Attack, and featuring then-girlfriend Martina Topley-Bird on vocals, Maxinquaye is a dark, mysterious album featuring a combination of hip-hop, soul, dub, rock and electronica.
Here are my three favorite tracks from the record…
Tricky - Aftermath
Tricky - Hell Is Around The Corner
Tricky - Ponderosa
Love that Ponderosa track: “I drink til’ i’m drunk and I smoke til’ i’m senseless”