Leftfield , Halliday – Original (12″)

The last one from 1995.

I loved Trip Hop as a genre, all the Massive Attack/ Portishead stuff, Sneaker Pimps et al. It set up a bit of an intersting  scene, music you could drink and nod along to. This is my favourite Leftfield release, featuring Toni Halliday from Curve and was their sixth single and was of their seminal album, “Leftism” . It hasn’t aged and just sounds as melancholic as it did, powerful stuff. The “Original – Jam” has all the beats and breaks with some dub influences, the “Original – Drift” is a great bit of late night ambience – both are missing Halliday’s vocals.  Additional track “Filter Fish” is a minimal techno track, yup I never really got into techno although it sounded great on the old hi-fi!


Columbia ‎– HAND18Toriginalfrontcov

A1 Original 6:22
A2 Original (Original Jam) 5:27
B1 Filter Fish 7:40
B2 Original (Original Drift) 4:07

3 responses

  1. Massive Attack had their own label for a while and the first signing was a group named Alpha, which, due to this one degree of separation to Massive Attack, found themselves lumped in with the triphop banner.

    Most everything that they did is pretty excellent, Alpha released a new one last year named “Loving Nobody and while I don’t think one could rightfully label it triphop it is one of the (much, much) better albums from last year that most people have not heard.

    1. Cheers for that Tim, I’ll check them out!

      1. Start with their first album “Comefromheaven” which is a goldmine of goodness and then explore from there is my suggestion. The new one is excellent however I don’t want to give the impression that the quality of their work between 1997 and 2015 is barren as it is not. There’s some ambient work that may appeal to you if you like something more in the Eno direction, the albums with vocals are generally worthwhile purchases.

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