This is Faithless' 5th album and it's their best. It started with the title - 'To All New Arrivals' - Sister bliss was expecting her first child (born the week the album was finished, on 10th Sept), Rollo's second child had just been born (in LA) as recording commenced and Maxi (childless) loved the title: his (Jamaican) parents were new arrivals to the UK in the 50's, and what about new arrivals to not just to the world today, but to Buddhism, or adulthood or what have you.
Recorded in the afterglow of the huge, huge success of Forever Faithless, this album has a swagger to it, Faithless know there is no one like them: always melodic but sonically pushing out the boat, never afraid to experiment or to say what they FEEL: 'this album', says Rollo, 'was the easiest to record since our first, Reverence; we know what we are doing is relevant, what we have to say is worth saying. We are or course, after all this time, at ease with our medium, masters of our equipment!'
Fashions (and bands) come and go, but Faithless have stood in their corner and done their own thing: 'To All New Arrivals' is a big, warm album, hugely confident, emotionally alive, unafraid - 'Without passion and purpose, what remains?' says one of the voices on the record. Faithless have always done what they believe matters and on this album they have done it in a beautiful and brilliant way.
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