...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...
RJ Wheaton’s writing on music, film, and literature has been published in The Oxford American, DaCapo’s Best Music Writing series, and at PopMatters.com , where he is Senior Producer. He currently lives in Toronto. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...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...
Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI: Genres: Europe
Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
...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...
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