Album Review: FKA twigs, “M3LL155X EP”

FKA twigs M3LL155X EP
(Young Turks РAugust 14, 2015)
(Trip Hop, Experimental, Pop)
Review by Stig Rasmussen

Trip-hop is dead, long live trip-hop. Before the 21st century explosion of cringe-worthy genre monikers, trip-hop emerged from Bristol, England to captivate listeners and make musicians tagged with the genre identifier run away from it. Tricky, formerly of Massive Attack, was probably the highest-profile “pure” trip-hop artist, and he always shrugged off the label, saying that if the trip-hop sound was so indebted to him, why don’t they call it “Tricky-hop?” This prelude is because FKA twigs sound, especially on M3LL155X EP is essentially a 21st century iteration of trip-hop, and it is brilliant. Continue reading