A probing, provocative artist, Tricky doesn't tend to look back.
The Bristol MC burns up ideas, leaving the cinders behind. New album 'Adrian Thaws' was direct and confrontational even amidst a career which thrives on such attributes.
Utilising new sounds, new styles, 'Adrian Thaws' was a remarkable return. Upcoming single 'Sun Down' is a good entrance point, featuring the sweet yet avant garde vocals of left field pop talent Tirzah.
It's one of the album's more straight forwardly beautiful moments, yet still manages to contain flecks of heartbreak, of loss.
Actress steps in on remix duties, with his 'Actress Tes Remix' focussing on shards of sound, on splinters of production. All mood and atmosphere, the electronic murk is punctuated by only the merest fragments of melody.
Check it out now.