padma norbu wrote: gregkavarnos wrote:
padma norbu wrote:Bah, Portishead ain't psychedelia.
Pedant! Trip Hop then...
Wellll... people call it "triphop," but the other names for it are downtempo and chill out, neither of which really describes the euphoric blastoff of psychedelics. The sound is really far from psychedelic, imo. Not warped, weird, buzzing with intense energy or spirituality. Kind of mopey, actually. Sounds like after hours music for unwinding with a scotch and trying to put the moves on a classy babe in a nice lounge somewhere. Or lying in your bed crying in the dark in your college dorm.
Disagree, it's definitely not chill out (though it is chilled) and it's not downtempo coz it's not 100% electronic and it definitely has the slowest of slow hip hop beats (and other elements like dubbing, scratching etc...)
Of course its mopey! The're from Bristol! You'd be mopey too if you were from Bristol! Tricky is mopey too, as are Massive Attack but all three belong firmly within the limits of the Trip Hop genre.
With the eye of wisdom we discover a lot of anger in us, any amount of jealousy, resentment, ignorance, desire - mountains of emotion whose existence we would never have suspected in ourselves... We recognize that most of the faults we perceive in others are only the mirror of our own negativity, the reflection of our own disturbed feelings... At the same time, we relieve the world around us of the burden of our own negative judgements."
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