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Morcheeba — World Looking In
Album: Fragments of Freedom
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7.4

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Released: 2000
Length: 3:58
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Angels
Smiling on my happiness
Danger
'Cause the scene is still a mess
(We can all be blessed)

Don't stop just yet
We've got the world looking in
Our window
Don't stop just yet
We've got the world looking in
Our window

Spacecraft
Spinning slowly out of sight
Policeman
Keep on chasing the wrong guy
(We'll see eye to eye)

Don't stop just yet
We've got the world looking in
Our window
Don't stop just yet
We've got the world looking in
Our window

(We've got the world looking in)
(Our window)
(We've got the world looking in)
(Our window)

Don't stop just yet
We've got the world looking in
Our window
Don't stop just yet
We've got the world looking in
Our window
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"Policeman
Keep on chasing the wrong guy" a tip to Bowie?
Also we lost the World caring.
Anyone ever want Lescheeba?
Rwwawwarrr!! Gettin ma' groove on here! 
Taking two of these {#Chillpill}{#Chillpill} - don't bother calling me in the morning :)
 dischuckin wrote:
 
It has a similar tempo (like a lot of "trip-hop" does), but the melody and chorus are very different.
i hear some sneaker pimps - 6 underground

PERFECT segue from Luna.


{#Dance}
{#Bounce}
Not their best, but ok....
instantly relaxing...
 Shesdifferent wrote:

Reads familiar...in the best way!
 


8 > 9
 coy wrote:
ah morcheeba
instant gratification 

 
amen!{#Cheers}
 fredriley wrote:


I loathe hip-hop and rap (learn to feckin' sing, guys ) so if Morcheeba is hip-hop then I must unknowingly have had a life-changing conversion so dramatic it would make St Paul on the Road to Damascus look like a passing fancy. This song is smoother than mercury on ice, and that's smooth. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
 
you a funny guy - amongst other things...
ah morcheeba
instant gratification 
     shwoooooshhhh
 westslope wrote:

So, who is the lead Trip Hop band?

I know why I loathe hip hop and rap.  The social headspace reminds me of the sub-cultures that supported totalitarian fascism in the early and mid-20th century. That and most of the music sucks.

Proclivities wrote:

That is one of the most curious associations (or rationalizations) I have ever read.

 
Yeah, I don't get it either.  I agree that hip hop and rap by and large really suck though.
 westslope wrote:

So, who is the lead Trip Hop band?

I know why I loathe hip hop and rap.  The social headspace reminds me of the sub-cultures that supported totalitarian fascism in the early and mid-20th century. That and most of the music sucks.


 
That is one of the most curious associations (or rationalizations) I have ever read.

This is sooo groovy - Sneaker Pimpsish!
 westslope wrote:

So, who is the lead Trip Hop band?


On all music guide they break it down pretty well for you here, with a history of the genre, pioneering artists, etc.  And at the bottom of the page they list out who they feel are the Top Artists, Top Albums & Top Songs (though some of their choices I would not agree fall into the Trip Hop genre).  My recommendations are:  Massive Attack, Portishead, Morcheeba and Thievery Corporation.  The K & D Sessions (by dj's Kruder & Dorfmeister) is definitely a seminal work not to be missed.  Waldeck is a great band/artist that really captures the sound well too. 


 socalhol wrote:

True-that — TRIP HOP people!  It is quite different than hip-hop or rap.  In my opinion, it is degrading to the Trip Hop genre to call it a "sub-genre".

  Intersting concept: this Trip Hop you speak of.  I'm not sure


So, who is the lead Trip Hop band?

 

I know why I loathe hip hop and rap.  The social headspace reminds me of the sub-cultures that supported totalitarian fascism in the early and mid-20th century. That and most of the music sucks.


 vandal wrote:

Morcheeba actually falls under a Hip-Hop sub-genre known as Trip-Hop. . . so you can safely go back to loathing hip-hop and rap. . . {#Cheesygrin}

 
True-that — TRIP HOP people!  It is quite different than hip-hop or rap.  In my opinion, it is degrading to the Trip Hop genre to call it a "sub-genre".

smooth and sexy - the whole album is great!
 fredriley wrote:
I loathe hip-hop and rap (learn to feckin' sing, guys ) so if Morcheeba is hip-hop then I must unknowingly have had a life-changing conversion so dramatic it would make St Paul on the Road to Damascus look like a passing fancy. This song is smoother than mercury on ice, and that's smooth. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
 
"...smoother than mercury on ice..." — I love that turn of phrase.  Just love it.  It's a great description of this tune.

 westslope wrote:

Thanks explains a lot of things.  Thanks vandal.  Now fred and I can relax and go back to our mutually felt and deeply entrenched dislike of hip-hop and rap.

Cheeba?  I always thought it was short for weed, err Mary Jane, err marijuana. {#Cool}


 
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_hip_hop

check out some of the artists mentioned in that article.

top 40 commercial hip hop sucks worse than top 40 commercial rock.

but that is no reason to throw the baby out.

 vandal wrote:

Morcheeba actually falls under a Hip-Hop sub-genre known as Trip-Hop. . . so you can safely go back to loathing hip-hop and rap. . .



{#Cheesygrin}

 

Thanks explains a lot of things.  Thanks vandal.  Now fred and I can relax and go back to our mutually felt and deeply entrenched dislike of hip-hop and rap.

Cheeba?  I always thought it was short for weed, err Mary Jane, err marijuana. {#Cool}


Excellent!  I don't know this song from Morcheeba!
love this sound! I just bought the album on Amazon for .09 cents!! Muwah-ha-ha. I feel like i'm getting a great deal on awesome music! Thanks RP & cheers to Amazon!{#Tongue}
 vandal wrote:

Morcheeba actually falls under a Hip-Hop sub-genre known as Trip-Hop. . . so you can safely go back to loathing hip-hop and rap. . .

 

I've always heard Morcheeba described more as "Down-Tempo" or "Lounge/Exotica".  I guess they're all just arbitrary labels anyhow.  It's good music no matter what it's labeled as.

Love, love, love this song...and Morcheeba in general.
{#Cowboy}{#Devil_pimp}{#Cowboy}  


 crazy wrote:
like it, been on my fav. playlist since first hearing it on RP, still curious as to what the name refers to.......
 
ganja.  cheeba = ganja.

 crazy wrote:
like it, been on my fav. playlist since first hearing it on RP, still curious as to what the name refers to.......
 
is that sarcasm?

giyf - cheeba  - more cheeba  get it now? 
Morcheeba, nice. :)

like it, been on my fav. playlist since first hearing it on RP, still curious as to what the name refers to.......
The vocalist, (in this song )sounds quite a bit like Sneaker Pimps former female vocalist...to me anyways.
Sounds like there's a cup a Alban added to this mix, ne?

BTW, Skye already released a solo album in 2006 with a new one in production, go check it out.
fredriley wrote:
I loathe hip-hop and rap (learn to feckin' sing, guys ) so if Morcheeba is hip-hop then I must unknowingly have had a life-changing conversion so dramatic it would make St Paul on the Road to Damascus look like a passing fancy. This song is smoother than mercury on ice, and that's smooth. 7 from the Nottingham jury.

Morcheeba actually falls under a Hip-Hop sub-genre known as Trip-Hop. . . so you can safely go back to loathing hip-hop and rap. . .



{#Cheesygrin}

Jelani wrote:
I need more Cheeba!!! What's Cheeba?
It's like a combination of "more" and "cheeba." Get it? It's more and cheeba!
westslope wrote:
This is one of the few hip hop bands that I actually like. Though I have to wonder if that sentiment is due to insufficient exposure.....
I loathe hip-hop and rap (learn to feckin' sing, guys :fire: ) so if Morcheeba is hip-hop then I must unknowingly have had a life-changing conversion so dramatic it would make St Paul on the Road to Damascus look like a passing fancy. This song is smoother than mercury on ice, and that's smooth. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
Until I heard this cut I had considered Morcheeba to be a nÃŒjazz group. Now I don't know what I'd call them . . . . But I really like this song anyway!
This is my first time every hearing this song. About two words into it, and I am seduced by her voice.
Jelani wrote:
I need more Cheeba!!! What's Cheeba?
:cowboy: :devil_pimp: :cowboy:
Dobro pushes this one to an 8, maybe a nine! :bananajam:
I need more Cheeba!!! What's Cheeba?
great! :hearteyes: I only knew "The Sea" so far....and that from RP too...
Dare_Devil wrote:
And she left Morcheeba last year :( Waiting for an album from her...
To hear her tell it, she was sacked. If true, what a mistake by the Godfrey brothers...
westslope wrote:
This is one of the few hip hop bands that I actually like. Though I have to wonder if that sentiment is due to insufficient exposure.....
Hip hop should be used very, very loosely in Morcheeba's case. If you want good hip hop, look no further than Mos Def's "Black on Both Sides." But calling Morcheeba hip hop is like calling Smashing Pumpkins a goth band. ...as in, it's a stretch. As for this song, it's a winner. 8/10
This is one of the few hip hop bands that I actually like. Though I have to wonder if that sentiment is due to insufficient exposure.....
I hear A John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service) guitar sound.
Again Morcheeba as it's best :pray: :dance:
Unquestionably the best I've heard from Morcheeba.
completely hooked less than 5 seconds into the tune, didn't recognize it as one i knew til 15 seconds in. that's craftsmanship!
Ok, who can help me write an explaination for my boss in order to excuse the fact that I'll miss the deadline for my work today...? :redface: No chance to concentrate on programming when my ears travel around all the time, thanks to RP.^^ Morcheeba is always godlike. :hearteyes:
tammaye wrote:
yummay! who's the banana?
:dancingbanana:
ndanger666 wrote:
Personally, I would like Lesscheeba
I don't agree...but this made me laugh.
Personally, I would like Lesscheeba
Suddenly I feel like donating to PBS.
Helchat wrote: Who is this woman singing? pigglywiggly anwsered: Skye Edwards
And she left Morcheeba last year :( Waiting for an album from her...
SoundsGoodToMe wrote:
Skye Edwards :music:
Helchat wrote:
Who is this woman singing? intriguing voice.... she sounds like the woman who sang in the song in the mid to late 90's.... catchy tune, went "just because we're talking, doesn't mean we're friends....." come on, help me out here! lol :roflol:
Probably a few months late, but the song you're thinking of is six underground by the sneaker pimps ( another good example of trip-hop.)
Helchat wrote:
Who is this woman singing?
Skye Edwards
PattonFever wrote:
portishead is the apple to this orange. & massive attack is the pear.
yummay! who's the banana?
Who is this woman singing? intriguing voice.... she sounds like the woman who sang in the song in the mid to late 90's.... catchy tune, went "just because we're talking, doesn't mean we're friends....." come on, help me out here! lol :roflol:
In my opinion, Skye can't be replaced. Love there music. :chillpill:
i could do without the irrelevant 'bedoodooooobedoo' part, for sure, but the rest is all good. & uh portishead is the apple to this orange. & massive attack is the pear.
Does anyone know who is the lead singer now? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morcheeba
SKYE! WHY oh WHY did you leave Morcheeba? I saw them a few years ago in Boston, it was an absolutely magical night. One of the best shows I've ever been to.
Just recently discovered them and they have become my favorites!.....I cannot believe that they have replaced this lead singer. Love that slow move to it :bounce: groove
Why do I like her voice so much? She could be singing about absolutely anything and I would listen and enjoy :)
I saw them live at Barcelona, I think maybe two years ago, and really enjoyed. This Skye has a power! :roflol:
a 10 :)
:bounce:
ScottyB wrote:
Portishead is a vastly better alternative within this genre.
I think they're quite different. as proof, I hate Portishead. :-) I think Massive Attack is better music than Morcheeba or Portishead, though it's usually too dark for me to want to listen to much. this is a nice track, though.
ScottyB wrote:
Portishead is a vastly better alternative within this genre.
Portishead is moody, slightly depressing, and makes for amazingly good sex music. It's Bristol, through and through. Morcheeba is downtempo triphop. To contrast, it's more upbeat, cheerier, and makes for amazingly good lazy summertime music. Same genre? Hardly.
This is a very good song - the CD, however, appears to be roundly hated by most reviewers on Amazon, which is unusual. I prefer Big Calm, myself....
i've never heard this before, but i like it
ScottyB wrote:
Portishead is a vastly better alternative within this genre.
Disagree. I like Portishead and Morcheeba. Although I understand how some similarities can be drawn, I think the "feel" and "mood" of their music is quite different. So I don't think a fair comparison can be made.
Portishead is a vastly better alternative within this genre.
ah, music clearing...Morcheeba playing w/o other song on top of it. excellent. :clap:
Morcheeba is so great ! Has anybody heard their new record \"Charango\" ? It`s the best they ever made ! Someone should upload some songs...
Fine one! Morcheeba really is a great band between soul, funk, pop, rock and trip hop... - much better than all the typical ugly commercial bands from the charts... This song is only one of many from now four albums - so get them all!
it is from england, as most of you have said. great band to see live if you ever get the chance. its very interesting. i think they are way underrated.
I like the feel..Im sliding into bliss.....
This song sound sucked me into the ManhattanCam. My brain is plastered in the sidewalk. YuM! :p
nice sound - it works and i like it but definitely has a techno/synthesized feel to it. i wouldn\'t compare it to virtuosos like Clapton etc.