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Fusing folk, orchestral pop, and lilting R&B into a tidy package, Zero 7's Simple Things is a rare, welcome case of truth in advertising. Their stripped-down arrangements have the intimacy of a scratchy '60s soul LP, and Rhodes, flute, and acoustic guitars add even more warmth. Sophie Barker and Sia Furler trade sweet close harmonies on "Destiny," and Mozez's falsetto enlivens the dreamy title track and "This World." Too sophisticated to be called easy listening, it's nevertheless deliciously easy on the ears.

Customer Reviews

My New Favorite Chill

I can't remember how I stumbled upon this group, but my first encounter was with "In The Waiting Line". I thought this music would be great for YOGA, and I was tired of my YOGA teacher changing CD's throughout class, so I made a YOGA playlist and put a couple of these songs on. They were a big hit. My Yogi always asks me who is singing when any Zero 7 songs come on. They are great for chillin', and surprisingly for motivatin'. They are pervasive on several playlists, including one for snoozin' on airplanes. Check them out for sure! If you like Morcheeba, Sneakerpimps, even Moby, Coldplay, Dido, Jem, Portishead, Everything But the Girl, etc.....

Lie back, listen loud and lap it up. Truly amazing.

Often dumped into the Electronic category... don't be fooled. Think acoustic Bond Themes with orchestral soulful vocals on a somewhat electronic backbeat and it's still not categorisable. The first time I saw Zero 7 they were playing Live on Later with Jools Holland (a real music show on BBC UK - presented by the ol' Squeeze keyboarder). Sitting with a muso friend of mine we said nothing for the duration of the song - I Have Seen - then looked at each other awestruck. He bought it... and I confess I ripped it. Being an avid music *collector* I rarely listen to anything I rip. There's no commitment to give something a go if it comes that easy. Within 3 weeks Simple Things - particularly destiny - was number one on my iTunes playcount. Even after listening so frequently my love was never waning. I bought the album for real. Then purchased the remixes (skip those!). Saw them live twice (incredible performances by about 14 different people!). Bought "When it Falls" (another cracker!) and pretty much every live version on iTunes since. Enough waffle. Simply amazing. Destiny (track 3) and In the Waiting Line (track 8) are the standouts... with tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 etc. a very close second. Lie back, listen loud and lap it up.

Favorite Late-Nighter

I have an extensive collection of downtempo, and this is by far my favorite. I recommend it to anybody. It is a perfect blend of Jazz, R&B and Electronica. I don't have a favorite track, but I recommend "Simple Things", Red Dust," and "Spinning" for those who have already heard "Destiny," "Distractions," and "In The Waiting Line."

Biography

Formed: 1997 in London, England

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

The men behind the European downtempo outfit Zero 7 -- producers Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker -- launched their careers in the music industry as tea boys at a London recording studio. Shortly thereafter, however, both were in the thick of action, working alongside a string of well-known British musicians such as the Pet Shop Boys and Robert Plant. They spent the best part of the '90s honing their production skills behind the scenes. Then, after taking on the name of a nightclub in Honduras, the duo...
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