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George Evelyn, i.e NIGHTMARES ON WAX, is a pioneer of of Bristol's trip-hop, even if a Word of Science (Warp 1991), featuring Aftermath, and especially the elegant Smokers Delight (Wax Trax, 1995) sound more like the 1970s' funk jazz (A Night's Interlude). Carboot Soul (Warp 1999), which was released again four years after the previous one, adds a couple of soul ballads (neither worth of being mentioned) and a touch of world music (Arghanoah) to the usual laid back lullabies (Morse). Mind elevation (Warp 2002) has, again, very little trip-hop but a lot of trite pop-soul muzak (KNow My Name, Date My Destiny, and even a re-write of the easy-listening classic Love is Blue (Bleu My Mind), amid echoes of vintage Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield (the instrumentals Humble & BBH). The best tracks are robably the first (the dreamy mind eye) and the last (the dub-tinged Thoughts).