Label: S-Records - SRCD-654 • Format: CD Compilation, Unofficial Release • Country: Russia • Genre: Electronic • Style: Trip Hop
Familiar with the theme music for the first season of True Detective? Overall, it just sounds like Les Guerriers De L Espace - Various - Compil 001 gripping carnivalesque interpretation of a James Bond theme song that focuses on obsession gone too far.
It makes the song all the more impactful and meaningful to just how masterfully Portishead came into their sound in so few years and songs. For all of their outright darkness, Portishead is just as savvy at portraying sweetness in a deeply messed up, sinister way.
This song never gets old. The track starts out as a tamed down folk Guylaine Guy - Darling Of Paris until it suddenly breaks into a straightforward soft dance reminiscent of other musical singularities like The Postal Service.
Much in the same way as their contemporaries in Massive Attack, Portishead implemented some seriously hot beats in their music way before that was even a considerable factor in music outside of hip-hop.
This track in particular sounds like it is more than ten years ahead of its time. Quite a rare thing to come by. Not something you hear every day in, well, much of anything in popular music. The cowbell oddly keeps the rhythm propelling forward, and even if the eeriness of the verses is not easy to handle, the booming grand piano bursts at each chorus are SO worth it.
In the here and now, songs usually need to start out quick, but even to the average listener with a short attention span, the softness of the wurlitzer in the intro would be hard not to get sucked into. Once the song fully blooms, sensual guitar whammy rides pulse around the outside of a full body of gothic, grandly romantic strings.
Few songs make you want to be in love so bad from just the music alone! Europe United Kingdom England Music. Save to Wishlist. The trip-hop genre has always been heavily pigeonholed, but the progressive mindset and obvious taste of the sound have impacted music all across the spectrum, from the darkest and most impenetrable of experimental music to the biggest of pop artists.
Off of a mere three albums, the band has gone on to influence the It Could Be Sweet - Portishead - Electronic Collection (Best Trips) possibilities of pop, hip-hop, and rock music for generations. That being said, here are 10 songs to help get a glimpse into the minimal yet incredibly dense musical world of Portishead.
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