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...Portishead is a band based in Bristol, UK, and named after a town of the same name near Bristol, the hometown of band keyboardist Geoff Barrow. The band is considered to be one of the pioneers of trip-hop, a musical genre that fuses...

Portishead's Dummy

R. J. Wheaton

RJ Wheaton’s writing on music, film, and literature has been published in The Oxford American, DaCapo’s Best Music Writing series, and at , where he is Senior Producer. He currently lives in Toronto. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

33 1/3 Books

...An album which distilled a genre from the musical, cultural, and social ether, Portishead’s Dummy was such a complete artistic achievement that its ubiquitous successes threatened to exhaust its own potential. RJ Wheaton offers...

Trip Hop

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Trip hop is a downbeat electronic music genre that originated in the UK in the early 1990s. Conflating hip-hop with a ‘trippy’ psychedelic sensibility, the term was coined by the UK music press (Hesmondhalgh and Melville 2001, 102...