1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Anyone familiar with the solo/collaborative works of Guthrie and Budd will already know what to expect.
Recorded in 2006 these two albums 'After the night falls', and its companion mirror-opposite album 'Before the day breaks', explore the well-charted depths of the ambient and the melodic. However, this is no ordinary trip. This is a complex project in which themes are approached from two angles. Each angle appears on each album respectively.
What you end up with is hauntingly beautiful ambient moods, slow piano melodies and guitar drones that sound from another world.
Anyway, that is as far as I can go to explain the music for it must be heard and… Read more
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is a review of the Vinyl edition of this release.
I won't review the music because, quite frankly, if you've come this far you want to buy it anyway but are just looking for someone to say 'yeah, it really is great.' Well, it is, so what are you waiting for?!
Firstly, you get two almighty 180g vinyl discs with artwork inserts. Next you have two extra tracks that do not appear on any other formats (dire quality MP3 and CD). Lastly a bonus white-label CD is included in the gatefold package which includes the vinyl track listing of the album.
In my opinion, this is the edition to get of this album. You get the CD for easy digitisation and most importantly you get the… Read more
This is a review of the Limited Edition 2LP Vinyl version.
If you've got this far (reading reviews on Amazon) then you may as well just add it to your basket now. I seriously regret not having heard this album when it was released in 2008. I am, however, pleased to have waited and heard it for the first time in the excellent vinyl edition.
The album is split across 2x 12" running at 45rpm.
The quality of the gatefold package and audio is top-notch. I must admit to getting a thrill seeing the Portishead 'P' logo spinning round the turntable too!
Musically the album is excellent and a return to form, in my humble opinion. Portishead's self-titled second… Read more