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Portishead

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Portishead

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Go!Beat, London

We gave it an A

Trip-hop? More like creep-hop. This sophomore spook-athon from chilly U.K. combo Portishead clanks across the attic, via Geoff Barrow’s skeletal samples and funereal keyboards. Beth Gibbons’ surgical-steel voice on Portishead slices into her partner’s scraps of musical meat, for an effect that’s hypnotic, bloodless, and addictive. Halloween can’t be far behind. A

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