Alpha were the first signings to Massive Attack’s label Melankolic back in 1997. They released their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Come From Heaven’, followed by ‘The Impossible Thrill’. Alpha have been constantly busy in the past 10 years having released three instrumental albums ‘Lost In the garden of clouds part 1 and 2, Made In Space, ‘Stargazing’ and last year ‘Without Some Help’.
But our interest in the moment is to get as much exposure as possible for their fourth vocal album ‘The Sky Is Mine’ its absolutely stunning.
It was written by both Corin Dingley and Wendy Stubbs who also provides the vocals.
2007 Alpha have been booked to play The Seine Festival in Paris on the 25th August alongside the likes of Bjork
“..Alpha, a Bristol outfit responsible for two remarkable songs of the 90â€™s in â€˜Wiseâ€™ and â€˜Something Laterâ€™, better than anything Portishead, Tricky or Massive Attack ever released – track them down right now, theyâ€™re pure molten beauty.” â€“Guardian Unlimited /UK 2007
“…Itâ€™s perfect, magnificent stuff, intense yet distracted by itself, inthrall to itâ€™s own fragile dynamics, lost in a rare and poised reverie. Its trip hop, I guess, as much as Radiohead are rockâ€™nâ€™roll, but itâ€™s also far more – Alpha feel as natural, inevitable and organic as breathing, as wracked and insatiable as a never ending deep, dark night of the soul.â€™ -Melody Maker
“..Iâ€™m just thankful we donâ€™t give albums marks out of 10. because this one is impossible to rate. Sometimes it leaves you awestruck,
other time it makes you feel sick.â€™ -The Sunday Times
“..Alpha donâ€™t just create a soundtrack for a spliffed-up summer. They donâ€™t just roll soul overdubs of sensuous passion. No Alpha is the sound of falling in love.â€™ -MUZIK
“…The sound of dysfunctional Carpenters ballads set to a John Barry score. Itâ€™s utterly heartbreaking.â€™ -Q
“…Itâ€™s music that conjures up mental images of soft-focus dream sequences in slightly cheesy glamour Sixties movies, evokes the colours that swim in your eyeballs after youâ€™ve been staring at the sun for to long. But this isnâ€™t mere aural nectar- this music is in a constant state of melting away like a mirage, while the lyric and vocals suggest emotional depletion, spiritual disaffection. In the end â€˜The Impossible Thrillâ€™ evokes what the title suggests â€“ a false paradise, an illusory bliss. Life could never be this gorgeous â€“ fortunately, this album can. -UNCUT
â€˜A bittersweet collage of smoky atmospheres, warm strings and cool vibesâ€¦a perfect albumâ€™ -The Face
â€˜Come from Heavenâ€™ is truly perfect for the post millennium come down.â€™ â€˜Alpha are weaving delicate digi-soul from the grooves of the past using the technology of the future and the result is smoky late night fare for the more sensitive android.â€™ -NME
Citing the likes of Scott Walker and Glen Campbell as influences, Alpha take the established art of song-writing and put their own unique slant on it, creating everything from dub-driven instrumentals to epic string-laden masterpieces.â€™ -I-D
â€˜A blissful debut albumâ€™ -Mixmag