Sour Times

Portishead's music could easily fit the sound of an artsy horror movie; deep, melancholic, sedate, but yet filled with a tension wanting to burst out. This is clearly obvious in the restrained vocals and bass line, but also in the tiny elements of Noise they project. It is thus no surprise that they decided to make a film To Kill a Dead Man to promote their music. They have been described as "ambient hip-hop", but the first thing that comes to mind when I listen to them is jazz. These guys are the riding the crest of the wave of British bands crossing the Atlantic.

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