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Tricky Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records


Tricky’s Maxinquaye has retained its power and significance long after the term / scene that it first appeared in, trip-hop, has faded from favour. Working closely with vocalist Martina Topley-Bird, Tricky lurks his way around some real classics. 180 gram vinyl reissue for the 20t...view item »


It was only 2016 when I was sat here in this very chair writing about his last album 'Skilled Mechanics'. If I remember correctly I really enjoyed it, impressed by Tricky's hushed vocal style. Well a year and a bit later i'm listening to another effort which is just as dark and swirling but lacks the particular quiet intensity of 'Skilled Mechan...view item »

Skilled Mechanics

Imagine how anticipated this would be if Tricky hadn't made a record since 'Maxinquaye'? As it is it has almost completely under the radar this week and only got noticed when I was clearing out the bottom of the review box.  As often with Tricky it's collab heavy with a half the worlds music population involved at some point. Initia...view item »

False Idols

I’m not a huge Tricky fan by any stretch of the imagination, of his nine albums I have bought two, “Maxinquaye”, his debut and his 2013 effort “False Idols”. I liked “Maxinquaye” but just wasn’t particularly interested in anything he did after that. I don’t know, then, what made be buy &ldquo...view item »


Tricky has a new single out called Animatter. Yep that crazy dude from Bristol is back on Anti recs (offshoot of Epitaph). Led by lady vocals this has a rather upbeat and pleasant groove. Not depressing or morbid in anyway shape or form. Quite like this. On clear vinyl 12" or enhance...view item »

Knowle West Boy

I read that 'Knowle West Boy' is a reference to the council estate in Bristol where Tricky grew up. He said that when he goes back there that people are pleased he's done well for himself but "I'd still get knocked out if I got mouthy in a bar". So onto his first album in 5 years... hehe he's got the obligatory shot of himself chugging on...view item »