Morcheeba got caught in the trip hop hype of ’96 and the inevitable Portishead comparisons.
"Big Calm" isn’t a radical departure, but its just a progression. Their sound still has melancholic beatz influences, and Skye’s voice is as haunting and luscious as ever, but their sound is more… pop (and I don’t mean that as an insult). It’s very accessible, smooth and well crafted. I reckon this album could be massive.