Monday, September 28, 2009
AFTER a massive wait, the massive Massive Attack return next week with their first new release since 2003's 100th Window.
And the moody trip hop of the Splitting The Atom EP, the prelude to the eventual release of the long-awaited LP5 which has been on the cards since 2004, is not a massive disappointment.
The four track teaser starts with the sedated groove of the title track, before TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe features on the awesome, atmospheric Pray For Rain.
Two remixes follow - the Van Rivers And The Subliminal Kid Remix of Martina Topley Bird collaboration Pysche and the Christoff Berg Remix of Bulletproof Love, which sees the Bristol group fratanising with Elbow's Guy Garvey - which are therefore unlikely to feature on the full length, due next year.
Overall it's a tantalising return to the charts - Splitting The Atom may not explode immediately, but instead marks past masters lighting the fuse for a full return.