Saturday, May 29, 2010

Doom and Gloom never sounded this good

Was running through my mp3 list.
And then I ran through my "P" playlist.
I scrolled till I found Portishead.
I clicked on "Sour Times" and i remembered how I fell in love with that song back in 1995. On a dark, rainy day and alone at home. No lights, no electricity, only a radio running on batteries.
And i heard the wonderful melancholic, gloom and doom music that this band from Bristol played. Weird, atmospheric, sad, creepy and something to immerse yourself in such a gloomy atmosphere.
5 years later, i read a review of their self titled album, Portishead describing it as a cabaret from the dungeon. Nice way of putting.
Well, perhaps the best way to listen to Portishead, is to imagine yourself, being in a vast and empty landscape, without light, except a faint aural glow, alone, all by yourself, no one else, or rather no one left in this world and overlooking....emptiness..nothingness...
best way to enjoy Portishead...:)

doom and gloom never sounded this good...



Below are the links to the some of Portishead's work...
Enjoy





Oh....and another oddity in music...Bjork....

that would, perhaps, be a post for the future..

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

i like bjork...
you have very distinct music preferences.

Vertigo_X said...

Anonymous,
Yeah...distinct as i can get...but i really enjoy the gloom of portishead....:)