Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sour Times

Here's the HMV online blurb for the new Portishead single. Can you spot the deliberate mistake? Hint, it's the bit about them having broken up.

"In the mid-1990s, the dreamy-but-grooving sound of trip-hop was confined to the U.K. underground until Portishead brought it to the worldwide mainstream. Combining electronics, lush production, Ennio Morricone-like guitar breaks, and angelic singing from frontwoman Beth Gibbons, the band became a leader of the trip-hop movement. Portishead split after its second album, and Gibbons eventually went the solo route with her critically lauded 2002 album OUT OF SEASON."

Incidentally, is it me, or is the new album a bit of a let down?

1 comment:

Deborah said...

I hate to say this, but apart from 'the rip', I think the new album is kind of rubbish... Maybe it will sound better live?