Zero 7由Henry Binns及Sam Hardaker两位在伦敦当地录音室工作的伙伴一起组合而成，九零年代初期他们潜伏于录音室中，锻炼各种音乐制作上的技巧，并逐步发表他们改造别人歌曲的混音作品.支撑Zero 7成为“英国Air”的，是他们在电子时代抒情曲中不可救药的温情与浪漫。零敲碎打的吉他贝司鼓都融化在键盘和弦乐引导的曲调中，轻灵的音符就像是虚构的曼妙曲线。后Trip-Hop节奏与Soul化人声的结合又是另一种风情。
simple things是zero 7的第一章大碟.混融爵士、灵魂、放克等元素在柔缓的chill-out电音情调中,不刻意地加入歌剧中受灵魂乐影响的女伶歌声,古典音乐的编曲风格以及带有迷幻气息的电子音墙,实在令人不得不赞叹。
Zero 7's ability to conjure beautiful lullabies with all the romance of 1960s French pop (as found on their debut LP, Simple Things) would have made them the toast of soundtrack composers and chill-out connoisseurs the world over. Unfortunately, two Frenchmen beat Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker to the title of "masters of comedown cool," leaving the London duo to be forever called "the British Air." And this is fair; the similarities between Zero 7's lush cinematic soundscapes and those of Air's Moon Safari and the Virgin Suicides score are so strong as to sound almost intentional. Nonetheless, their debut is a truly gorgeous album. It has all the tried and tested atmospheric tricks--bleeps and whooshes layered over plodding Fender Rhodes chords, swathes of strings and tender trumpet parps--but it's Binns and Hardaker's languid grooves and the soft melancholy of their melodies that make dream-state instrumentals "Give It Away" and "Polaris" utterly enchanting. The real power of Simple Things, however, is in its songs. As beautiful as the ambient strains are, when laid beneath the seductive vocals of Australian diva Sia on the ethereal "Destiny" or the heart-breaking "Distractions," their potency becomes apparent. --Dan Gennoe
From URB Magazine:
While Zero 7 may have garnered accolades with the UK audience and music press by touching their magic musical wands to Radiohead, Terry Callier and Lenny Kravitz tracks - all variables factoring into a coveted Mercury Prize nomination and other awards for Simple Things - they've been patiently waiting for Americans to chill out to debut their album stateside. And in a time of rattled nerves, this might be the right moment.
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2001 debut full length for dance act described as, 'the British Air', the follow-up to two limited, critically acclaimed EPs. Highlights include the awesome African influenced instrumental passage 'Likufanele', the velvety 'I Have Seen' feat. Mozez & the quiet storm of 'Destiny' feat. Sia. Quango.
1.I Have Seen
4.Give It Away
8.In The Waiting Line
9.Out Of Town
13.Salt Water Sound