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Portishead....

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by relman, Feb 24, 2002.


  1. anyone into them...i'm starting to listen to a few of their tunes...can anyone give me some info/track suggestions on them??
     
  2. dude, just buy "dummy," it's so worth it. some of my favorite tunes are "wandering star" "roads" "it's a fire"...
     
  3. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    http://www.portishead.gov.uk/about-portishead/aboutportishead.htm

    Just kidding. They are from there, though. They have a live album "Live In NYC" that's worth checking out, as they're backed by a full string section. Hie thee to Amazon.

    If you like them, check out near-clone Alison Goldfrapp. More freaky Theremin/Ondes Martenot-infused low-fi experimentation featuring a mentally-unstable-sounding female vocalist.
     
  4. erik II

    erik II

    Jul 11, 2000
    Oslo, Norway
    I second both these recommendations.

    Btw, does Goldfrapp have any other albums out than 'Felt Mountain'?
     
  5. DanGouge

    DanGouge

    May 25, 2000
    Canada!
    Roads is probably their best track ever, closely followed by It's a Fire.

    BTW: Anyone know if Portishead is still around as a group? A friend said something about them being on a semi-permanent hiatus...
     
  6. Portishead is awesome. I have a few of thier CDs. Live in NYC is fantastic, and this coming from someone who hates live cds. Buy any of their stuff if you can, they are one of my favorite groups to just chill out to.
     
  7. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    i wrote this on July 2001:

    there's my recicled 2 cents :D
     
  8. If you like Portishead, then check out the track "Midnight In A Perfect World" by DJ Shadow. Its definitely got a great, trip-hop vibe to it.