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The title "Dive Deep" comes from the Godfrey brothers' concern about the progressive ecological degradation of the planet's marine environment, but in a fine twist is also a reference to the depths explored through the eclectic musical experimentation evident on the album.
The split with Skye left a hole in the band not satisfyingly filled by Daisy Martey but which, remarkably, is filled here with a rich diversity of different vocalists including some male voices (and one instrumental number). It all gels together beautifully and the vocal smorgasbord brings a variety which reveals Morcheeba at their quirky and innovative best. What stands out is the mature, exemplary songwriting.
The opener, "Enjoy the Ride" sung by Judy Tzuke, is a corker. Tzuke sounds, weirdly, almost indistinguishable from Skye bringing a similar melodious style to a great song you can listen to over and over. Tzuke also sings a second track, "Blue Chair", one of the album's highlights.
Norwegian singer/songwriter Thomas Dybdahl makes a major contribution to the album, contributing three tracks: "Riverbed", "Sleep on it Tonight" and the long soulful closer, "Washed Away" and his gravitas goes some way to defining the album's style. He's a fine choice, the perfect match for the talented Godfreys. A song in French, "Au Dela" sung by Manda Zamolo, works very well too and brings a taste of world-music exotica into the mix.Read more ›
Instead of wanting more of the old Morcheeba, I want more of the new Morcheeba!
Finally biting the bullet and buying this after hearing Gained the World and Enjoy the Ride I was astonished. Are all the negative reviews put out by fair weather fans?
This CD is different, having no clear single flavor as the others have it is nonetheless an excellent addition to my collection and to all those who are turned away by negative reviews I recommend you try this CD if you are more then a passing fan. You wont be disappointed.
Please, tell me 'Enjoy the ride', for instance, isn't a spectacular, catchy, well executed song, that 'Au Dela' doesn't touch you a little, or that you don't recognize it as belonging to Morcheeba, or that the vocal singing is any worse than that of Skye Edwards - in my opinion, it's just different, as is the whole album. Call it a scatter gun angle, despair, or the new approach, but regardless of what you call it, it works, and it sounds great. I fail to understand why one would lament having purchased this album, unless of course, you like to overanalyse, get technical, snobby and puristic in regard to Morcheeba not settling for one particular vocalist. The songs on this album are catchy, pretty typically Morcheeba, and the whole album is an unboring, pleasant journey with lots of sights to see. So what more can you want? Oh yes, the next one.
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I totally love this album and I've been listening to it in my car for the past few weeks. Enjoy the Ride and Washed Away are amazing songs :)Published on March 26, 2014 by Pavic
Its like Morcheeba makes music just for me. They hit many different genres jazz, blues, hiphop, techno. I love that about them.Published on August 27, 2013 by macaroy
Beautiful music for the soul! I'm in love with Morcheeba since I discovered them on Pandora. So worth your time!Published on July 21, 2013 by Isabel Simrak
I thought I would check out this group and get some of their CDs. I will continue to listen to and purchase Morcheeba releases.Published on January 29, 2013 by terainez
I only like half the tracks on this album. I'm not used to male voices on Morcheeba CDs and I don't like it.Published on November 18, 2010 by Paul in Cleveland
Morcheeba continua bom mas faltou Skye nos vocais. Mas Dive Deep é um bom disco.Published on July 23, 2010 by Jose Marcos Paulino