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Go! Beat

Portishead - Portishead

$45.00

Go! Beat

Portishead - Portishead

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A TAV Essential Listening Album.

Portishead is the second album by English band Portishead, released in 1997.

The album's sound differed from Dummy, characterised as "grainy and harsher." Three singles, "All Mine", "Over" and "Only You" were released, the first one achieving a Top 10 placing in the UK. – Wiki

Spin praised the record and noted that the band created a "gothic", "deadly" and "trippy" atmosphere. Commenting on the textures of the music, music journalist Barry Walters observed that the group got "darker, deeper and more disturbing" in comparison to their previous effort Dummy. – Spin

“It's all true. The new Portishead record is different, yet very much the same. Weird? Yes and no. The sound of Portishead is strikingly similar to that of 1994's groundbreaking Dummy. The difference lies within the sampling. Whereas Dummy was comprised of instantly memorable, bleak and dreary tracks, all sampled from old jazz, blues and film soundtracks, the band chose to record their own sounds, press them to vinyl, and use those as their launching point…. Despite that it takes some getting acquainted with, though, Portishead comes very close to matching the twisting, dark road spirals of Dummy after it's sunk itself into your skull, and has permanently engraved itself in that giant slab of cold concrete that is the history of your life. Something tells me it's only gonna get better from here.” - Pitchfork

 

Item description:        

Artist:

Portishead

Title:

Portishead

Label:

Go! Beat ‎

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album

Pressing:

UK

Release Date:

1997

Genre:

Electronica

Style:

Trip Hop, Downtempo

Catalog No:

539 189-1

Condition:

New