In 2008, Portishead ended a lengthy recording hiatus with the release of Third, which found the English trio stripping down its once-lush trip-hop sound to a brutal, bare-bones attack. Producer and multi-instrumentalist Geoff Barrow keeps things even more minimal in Beak>, his side project with fellow Bristol natives Billy Fuller and Matt Williams. Playing here in advance of an appearance at All Tomorrow’s Parties, the trio takes clear inspiration from seminal krautrock outfits such as Can and Neu!, with electric-guitar noodles and vintage-synth squiggles laid over locked-groove rhythms that build in intensity. Opening is People of the North, featuring members of Oneida.
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