Massive Attack's at times acrimonious relationship with Tricky finally imploded in 1995 after a fatal falling-out and the enigmatic rapper's greater desire to focus on his solo career. But while the going was good, it was really good. His whisper-like vocal style came to define the minimalist sound of the band's first two albums, particularly on title track "Blue Lines" where he and 3D concoct something that sounds like a spoken word duet wrapped around mesmeric keys.

But with the release of their outstanding new EP, Ritual Spirit, there's no longer a reason to look to the past as Tricky has finally reunited with the band which made his name. A new collaboration has been twenty years in the making and "Take It There" certainly didn't disappoint. A psychosexual aesthetic with a vocal delivery that takes you back to the early nineties, and is so perfectly crafted that even when Tricky isn't rapping, his spirit looms over the track like a phantom. It's without a doubt the highlight of the EP and if only he'd stuck around for Mezzanine...