'Adrian Thaws' is a vivid, attention-grabbing set of songs which roamfrom hip hop to house, jazz to blues, rock to reggae. It was recorded in Tricky's home studio in London, where he's living again after almost two decades in New York, Los Angeles and Paris, and features an international crew of collaborators: Francesca Belmonte, Nneka, Mykki Blanco, Bella Gotti, Tirzah, Blue Daisy and Oh Land. It's designed to be played loud.åÊ Tricky makes complicated music because Adrian Thaws has had a complicated life. Born in 1968, he grew up in an extended family that was both black and white, urban and rural, containing strong women and volatile men. His choice of cover versions is revealing. Janet Kaye's 1979 lovers rock classic 'Silly Games' reminds him of his childhood in Bristol's Knowle West district. London Posse's 1990 track 'Gangster Chronicle' harks back to his musical apprenticeship with the Wild Bunch and Massive Attack under the name Tricky Kid before he launched his solo career with 1995's startling 'Maxinquaye'.
LP - Double Vinyl Set with photo collage and CD Version.
CD - Deluxe Edition CD including 2 bonus tracks and personal unseen photo's and images from Tricky's past, hand selected by himself. Also comes in bespoke packaging.