Psyence Fiction is one of the records that saved me from a life of proper haircut music and I’ll always love it. By the time they got round to making another album it just passed me by for some reason. Might listen to PF tonight.
Yes! Most of the albums are very solid, think they lost a bit of the hype as never never land (the first post shadow one) took ages to come out and wasn’t the best…
James Lavelle always picks some very good collaborators and the beautiful packaged stuff with some fantastic artwork always helps.
There was a massive ‘installation’ at the saatchi gallery last year that despite my reservations about such things was pretty enjoyable.
Some of my collection:
I gave PF a spin the other day - it, along with all the other early DJ Shadow stuff really holds up.
It made me:
put Solesides Greatest Bumps on, and queue up Nia, the first Blackalicious album for later in the week too, and…
Ask myself “where is the new music that sounds like this now?” I’d like to hear some. (Yes, I know Iove all the old Mo’Wax stuff because I have a huge emotional connection to it, and thee things take time, but still…is there anything new that with a similar sound or feeling? I can’t find much).
In fairness, at the end of mo wax, the stuff they were releasing wasn’t much like the stuff at the start. There was a fair bit of insipid indie and some pretty poor grime as well as a reggae collection!
Ninja tune remains a fairly solid label for a similar sound, and they’ve been around for ages.