Dive Deep

CD  Released On: Feb 19, 2008
Released By: Ultra Records

release description

Dive Deep digital release exclusively through iTunes: February 4th

Morcheeba's refusal to be categorized musically extends to the band's set-up, and in 2008, these pioneers of song-based dance music have become an eclectic and open-minded collective. This time the band delved into a new territory and produced songs with various guest vocal collaborators, most of whom were sought out via MySpace and the internet. Artists they discovered wanted to provide a platform and a canvas for them to collaborate, resulting in a truly innovative and daring album.

Guests on Dive Deep range from established names such as acclaimed singer-songwriter Judie Tzuke, to relative newcomers Thomas Dybdahl from Norway, rapper Cool Calm Pete, and Manda, a French singer who contacted the Godfreys via Myspace, admitting it was her dream to sing with Morcheeba. Lead track "Enjoy The Ride" features Judie's soulful voice, which has enchanted Paul since childhood, and "One Love Karma" sees Cool Calm Pete incorporate the world's first ever recorded fluteboxing - a human beatbox through a flute. "Riverbed" and "Sleep On It Tonight" show off Thomas Dybdahl's impressive Roy Orbison like vocal range, and together, the collaborations provide an atmosphere of genuine fluidity and free-form exploration. Paul Godfrey produced Dive Deep, with brother Ross conjuring the sounds to match the mood of gentle devastation. The blend of soul baring catharsis, quietly powerful beat detonations and modern technology, are described by Ross as "Nick Drake produced by the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA." Morcheeba will be playing select cities in the 2008.

Tour Dates

Mar 24- Washington DC @ 9:30 Club, 10pm SOLD OUT

Mar 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero, 9:15pm

Mar 26 - NYC @ SoHo Apple Store, 7pm

Mar 26 - NYC @ Webster Hall, 9:15pm SOLD OUT

Mar 27 - Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre, 8:45pm SOLD OUT

Mar 29-Montreal, QC @ Club Soda, 10pm

Mar 30- Toronto, ON @ Opera House, 10pm

Apr 1 - Chicago, IL @ Park West, Time TBA

Apr 2 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue, Time TBA

Apr 4 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre, Time TBA

Apr 5- Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen, 11pm

Apr 8 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom, Time TBA SOLD OUT

Apr 9 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market, Time TBA

Apr 11 -San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore, 10:15pm SOLD OUT

Apr 12 - San Diego, CA @ 4th & B, Time TBA

Apr 13 - LA, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre, 9:30pm

"Enjoy The Ride" Video

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press

"Morcheeba have found the tie that binds Sixties spy music, blues-infused hip-hop and fragile balladry" — Rolling Stone

"...the band mixes it up with deep-dish dub grooves, snatches of rap, sumptuous string arrangements, and the kind of canny song-craft that's frequently absent from other trip-hop-pop collectives." — Entertainment Weekly

"Morcheeba...establish a link between live rock performance and clubby electronica." — Variety