Release Date: 22 January 2016
|Tricky Skilled Mechanics Limited Vinyl LP
Tricky embraces change. He keeps on moving; keeps on switching up a gear; keeps on mutating… keeps on evolving. It’s what keeps him vital as an artist. After moving to Berlin early this Spring, he immediately started work on a new musical project called Skilled Mechanics. In his trademark husky West Country burr, the Bristol born musician, producer and rapper explains where the name came from: “It’s from a documentary about espionage. There was an ex-C.I.A. agent on this programme speaking about assassins who were sent abroad by the US to start revolutions and topple governments. He called them ‘skilled mechanics’. I thought that was a great name for someone who was a killer basically. The name was so dark and cynical it just stuck with me.”
Skilled Mechanics is the statement of a true original British talent - one who will never coast on his former achievements and will always keep on changing and adapting to face the future.
1/A1 I'm Not Going, 2/A2 Hero, 3/A3 Don't Go, 4/A4 Beijing To Berlin, 5/A5 Diving Away, 6/A6 Boy, 7/B1 Bother, 8/B2 How's Your Life, 9/B3 Here My Dear, 10/B4 We Begin, 11/B5 Well, 12/B6 Necessary, 13/B7 Unreal.