Out of Season ~ Rustin Man, Beth Gibbons
Debut solo album from Portishead vocalist, in collaboration with Talk Talk man Paul Webb (alias Rustin Man). Eschewing Portishead's lush orchestrations for a sparse, bare production, this is a collection of quiet, acoustic folk and jazz balladry which showcases Gibbons's versatile voice. Features additional production and guitar work by her Portishead colleague Adrian Utley. Lee Harris & Simon Edwards of Talk Talk also contributed to the record. The album was mixed by Phill Brown who worked on Talk Talk's 'Spirit Of Eden'. Go Beat Stand out tracks: Mysteries Show Funny Time of Year
Perfect music for the rare occasion, like say, while you and your Czech girlfriend are vacationing on Hawaii where she runs off with a karate instructor. Later when you're back home you can listen to the lementful strings of the i... Perfect music for the rare occasion, like say, while you and your Czech girlfriend are vacationing on Hawaii where she runs off with a karate instructor. Later when you're back home you can listen to the lementful strings of the internationally renowned Kronos Quartet performing music from the former Soviet state. It's a haunting collection of songs and laments joining traditional music with classical composition. The perfect soundtrack for staring at the wall in a catatonic state, while your mouth hangs open in disbelief and numbness covers every inch of your body.
Yeah, got that longing for sad songs, Asas Fechadas by Amália Rodrigues. That's all I have to say.
My favorite Everything But The Girl era on one album, lots of bitter relationship stuff here, also a lot of hope, love honesty, lies, and heartfelt emotions infused with a DJ edge that I still love to revisit.