PORTISHEAD Released Innovative Debut Album ‘DUMMY’ 25 Years Ago…

22 August 2019

Bristol’s PORTISHEAD, one of the pioneers of trip-hop, released their innovative debut album DUMMY on 22 Augustus 1994, 25 years ago. An experimental piece of work where blues, soul and jazz were drenched into a sort of ambient sci-fi soundscapes transferring you to an otherworldly sonic universe.

NME Magazine wrote at the time “This is, without question, a sublime debut album. But
so very, very sad. From one angle, its languid slowbeat blues clearly occupy similar terrain to soulmates ‘Massive Attack’ and all of Bristol hip-hop’s extended family. But from another these are avant-garde ambient moonscapes of a ferociously experimental nature.”

Here are the three singles…

– NUMB –

– SOUR TIMES –

– GLORY BOX –

Album in full…

PORTISHEAD: Facebook – All Albums