Otherwise

Morcheeba is a British electronic trio that came to my attention through our oldest son a long time ago. I once saw a copy of their 2002 CD, Charango in Music Trader, a store in Winnipeg, Canada that sells new and used records and CDs; I remembered our lad introducing us to their sound, and bought it. I added it to my iTunes (now Apple Music) library in April 2014. I likely hadn’t bought it much before then as I tend to add albums to the computer right away and play them through iTunes/Apple Music most of the time since its add-on speaker/subwoofer system is superior to those of our living room sound system. (This might be the genesis of the “kitchen dance,” as the computer is in a corner at one end of the kitchen.)

The whole album is enjoyable to listen to as it contains a variety of styles and sounds, though there are some quasi-rap/hip hop numbers; genres I’m afraid I just have not gotten into. The title track has some rap elements to it but is a solid track, in my opinion.

The limited-edition copy I have is a two-CD set; the second CD is all the same tracks, but the producers omitted the vocals to make an instrumental album… and it works quite well, though I prefer the original version with Skye Edwards’ voice, which I find quite lovely. In January 2019, I bought the song “The Sea” from an earlier album, Big Calm (1998) after hearing it on KEXP Seattle and recognizing her vocal. 

Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.

Here’s the official audio for the song from Morcheeba’s YouTube channel:

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