|Adrian Thaws - release dates|
'Adrian Thaws' is released in the following formats:
digital download (K7317CDX)
CD Europe (K7317CD)
2LP+CD Europe (K7317LP & K7317CD, gatefold, photos)
CD Deluxe Europe (K7317DCD, bonus tracks: ESP, Different People, photos)
CD Japan (BRC-423, bonus track: Sun Down DJ Milo Remix)
Check out pictures of the releases here.
Listen to the songs by clicking on the titles (will open a new tab or window):
The limited Deluxe CD has two bonus tracks:
The Japanese bonus track was played by DJ Milo in a radio show, you can listen to it at Soundcloud (the song starts at 49 min). In April 2015 Tricky shared this remix (and two more) as a free download (download them here or listen on Soundcloud or You Tube).
See pics of the different album releases here.
For more details go to the discography.
Tricky gave away a lot of songs for free! Here is a list of all the free downloads:
Five For You (54U):
Tricky feat. Ajeya: European tour bonus tracks:
Live in Gdansk:
Something In The Way (feat. Mallu Magalhaes):
Sun Down Remixes:
For more details go to the discography.
My Palestine Girl:
read all the lyrics here, or chose one song:
Gangster Chronicle (original by London Posse, 1990, listen here)
Silly Games (original by Janet Kay, 1979, listen here)
Details can be found at the cover me page.
Right Here samples Tricky - Does It (Remix)
Keep Me In Your Shake samples Alice In Chains - Heaven Beside You
Lonnie Listen quotes Bugle - What I'm Gonna Do
Details can be found at the they ask my origin page.
Love Is Pop: album of the day:
This is a wildly imaginative album that will assure you that you were not mistaken when you proclaimed him a genius way back in 1995. I hate to say this, as I really do cherish each and every one of his albums, but this is indeed Tricky’s best release since Pre-Millennium Tension.
FAZ: album of the week (in German):
Es ist das anarchisch wilde Zusammenspiel der Stile, Themen und Stimmen, das „Adrian Thaws“ zu einem Album macht, das wie keines seiner Vorgänger klingt und doch einen originären Sound fortführt. Trickys Musik klingt jedenfalls auch nach zwanzig Jahren noch frisch und gegenwärtig.
The Arts Desk:
Once again, Tricky has drawn on his wide-ranging roots and produced a work of surprising variety, yet held together by a profound artist’s sensibility. (4 of 5)
(this review is written by none other than Mark Kidel, who filmed the "Naked and Famous" documentary about Tricky!)
From opener Sun Down, you're transported to Tricky's world. It is dark, seductive and filled with songs that are linked via his inventive production and bleak worldview. (4 of 5)
The Line Of Best Fit:
Thaws isn’t content to linger on past glories. On his new album, we see the ardent, chronic experimentalist craft remarkably prescient sounds. (8 of 10)
Adrian Thaws is undeniably Tricky with all his trademark feverish whispers and ominous storytelling but it’s also his most cogent and focused album in years. (4 of 5)
There’s not much on Adrian Thaws that distinguishes it from the direction Tricky has been heading over the past 15 years. This is a continuation of a mood he began etching out in song long ago, which he’s apparently either unwilling or unable to get away from, making it both the best and worst thing that’s ever happened to him. (4.8 of 10)
Musikexpress (in German):
Der Brite hat seine Mitte gefunden, deswegen heißt die LP auch wie er selbst: Adrian Thaws. Und dieser Mr. Thaws ist seit je gespalten, was man endlich auch wieder an seiner Musik hört.
(4 of 5)
Süddeutsche (in German):
Tricky hat die monotone Ruhelosigkeit der vergangenen Jahre wieder in Produktivität verwandelt... Wäre das Album ein Teil eines Hauses, es wäre am ehesten der alte Heizungskeller.
It’s less nightclub, more drunken iPod selection, typical of late-period Tricky: brilliant, frustrating and fatally inconsistent. (6 of 10)
In Your Speakers:
Surprisingly, even though he makes genre changes like he’s changing his socks, the work still feels cohesive, again a testament to the unique sound Tricky’s cultivated. (79 of 100)
If False Idols was the return, Adrian Thaws is the great diversification, and if being disappointed with your universally accepted classic inspires greatness like this, then Maxinquaye be damned (but only in Tricky's presence). (4 of 5)
Under The Radar:
... the sort-of-self-titled Adrian Thaws (Tricky's legal name) is a positive evolutionary step for an artist whose sound otherwise defies easy categorization. (6 of 10)
In fact, at times Tricky’s barely there at all, content to orchestrate Adrian Thaws’ stark beats, the best of which recall his mid-90s peak. (3 of 5)
The first half of the record clashes significantly with the latter half, which is… eclectic. (6 of 10)
Get To The Front:
... a standard producer will have a guitar part that plays for three minutes; Tricky takes the four most stunning seconds of that part and uses only those four seconds. His ear for rhythm and structure, mood and melody is peerless...
He sounds like Billie Holiday. He sounds like Tom Waits. He sounds like Robert Smith and Gil Scott Heron. But actually he is like no one. Tricky is one of the last truly independent, individual and distinct artists of our age.
Kinda weird, though, to hide in the shadows so much on an album that bears yr real name... Instead the ladies glow brighter in Tricky’s cavernous lair – which, mind, we approve of. But anyone expecting to catch an essence of the elusive producer via Adrian Thaws will only grab at ashes. And, eh, maybe that’s the point.
HHV Mag (in German):
Tricky bleibt der Formwandler, der er immer war, allerdings weiter seinem eigenen künstlerischen Selbstbildnis treu. Stillstand ist Versagen. Bewegung ist alles. (6.7 of 10)
Tricky albums of late have been met with little more than kind pats on his career’s shoulder, but underestimating Adrian Thaws would be a serious mistake.
He produces good enough music, and this is a decent album that is worth listening to. But rather than expecting a Tricky album, expect a collection produced by him.
Music Is My Oxygen:
... although it doesn’t reach the heights of its predecessor, it’s still a vast improvement on his 00s output which should also help re-establish his credentials as one of the bass-heavy scene’s most intriguing mavericks.
Sonic Seducer (in German):
Die Vielfalt auf „Adrian Thaws“ ist aber auch die größte Schwäche des Albums, über das böse Zungen behaupten würden, Tricky habe sich verrannt. Positiv gesagt: Adrian Thaws ist ein komplexer Charakter.
Terrorverlag (in German):
“Adrian Thaws” kommt nicht ganz unerwartet, aber dennoch heftig. TRICKY beweist, dass er noch immer eine kapitale Größe ist und seine Gastauswahl ungeschlagen.
Off The Tracks:
Good enough without ever totally nailing it. Mr Consistency for the most part – and then just enough of the mad and mercurial.
Adrian Thaws is one of his most successful attempts to achieve reconciliation between the strengths of his established sound, and his need to progress as an artist. (7 of 10)
This record is a composite piece blessed with a vision and singularity that repeatedly surprises and invigorates. (4 of 5)
Restless, furiously inventive and resolutely original, Tricky shows no signs of thawing just yet.
(7 of 10)
The Georgia State Signal:
“Adrian Thaws” is one of the year’s most disappointing records and Tricky’s worst album to date.
The whole album is full of pleasing surprises and it feels like Tricky has been lying to us this complete time about his musical identity. (7 of 10)
Tiny Mix Tapes:
One of the best things about Adrian Thaws is its stubborn and unfashionable sensibility. (4,5 of 5)
... It suffers from the same issues that have blighted his last few: directionless genre-hopping, unimaginative productions, and a general absence of Tricky himself. (2,5 of 5)
... Tricky has re-invented his musical style again, and come up with something to rival some of the best albums this year. (9 of 10)
Der Standard: - IN GERMAN
... Tricky hat auf Adrian Thawes weder Richtung noch Ziel. Ab und an hofft man, er würde doch noch die Kurve kratzen, da kommt schon die nächste Peinlichkeit.
NPR - First Listen:
Consistent throughout Adrian Thaws is a brooding, searching spirit and a cinematic sense of atmosphere. Tricky's cinema, to be sure, is noir and then some, but he also knows how to pan back every now and then for a widescreen fantasia.
|articles, interviews, specials|
Frankfurter Rundschau: TRICKY - SOZIAL EINGEBETTET (August 1) - IN GERMAN
Opening Ceremony: SOUND CHECK - TRICKY (August 20)
BBM: TRICKY INTERVIEW (August 27)
Bullettmedia: TRICKY IS BACK (August 25)Kurier.at: TRICKY HAT NICHTS MEHR ZU VERLIEREN (September 5) - IN GERMANMusikmarkt: KANYE WEST IST EIN IDIOT (September 10) - IN GERMAN
Rockol: LA VENDETTA DI TRICKY (September 12) - IN ITALIAN
BLN.FM: NICHT KENNENLERNEN MIT TRICKY (September 17) - AUDIO
France Culture: NOIR BRILLIANT (September 20) - AUDIO, IN FRENCHSwide: TALKTING ADRIAN THAWS WITH TRICKY (November 4)
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