Management artist Tricky has released his autobiography to critical acclaim. It’s a fascinating read and we’re very proud to be featured in the chapter focusing on our C.E.O Horst Weidenmüller
Tricky speaks candidly about his early life and its effects both creatively and psychologically, and how the underground cultures of the 1980s and ’90s, like squatting, festivals, Jamaican sound systems and the emerging UK hip-hop scene gave him the space and inspiration to express himself artistically. Free to develop his taste naturally and experimentally, in part by working with like-minded peers such as Bristol’s Wild Bunch – from which later came Massive Attack – Tricky pioneered his extraordinary sound.
Tricky takes the reader on a journey from the margins of Bristol’s ghettos to the high-life of 1990s music industry excess. In his distinctive voice, he talks about loss, violence, personal struggles and financial ruin – and how he emerged from a crazy, drug-infested LA to reinvent himself in Paris and Berlin.
The book has been written in collaboration with music journalist Andrew Perry and features contributions from members of Tricky’s family, music industry insiders, former gangsters and also noted music icons such as Terry Hall and Shaun Ryder.