[NEW RELEASES] Massive Attack
The new album, “Heligoland,” still carries those signature deep bass lines, half-asleep drum beats and crooning vocals, except that it seems intentionally understated. In a way, the group seems to be trying to return to their third album and biggest hit, 1998’s “Mezzanine.”
It’s not groundbreaking, but I dare say this is the best album I have encountered over the past three months. One major standout is “Paradise Circus,” featuring the feathery voice of American Hope Sandoval. It’s a dark yet beautiful song, with a brilliantly programmed simple three-note piano lead along with extra layers of drums and a thin base line.
Another recommendable track is “Girl I Love You.” It’s a dance number with driving bass, the reverb in the background and droning brass. Fans of bass-heavy grooves will love this track.
By Seo Ji-eun