he pioneering force behind the rise of trip-hop, Massive Attack were among the most innovative and influential groups of their generation; their hypnotic sound — a darkly sensual and cinematic fusion of hip-hop rhythms, soulful melodies, dub grooves, and choice samples — set the pace for much of the dance music to emerge throughout the 1990s, paving the way for such acclaimed artists as Portishead, Sneaker Pimps, Beth Orton, and Tricky, himself a Massive Attack alumnus. Their history dates back to 1983 and the formation of the Wild Bunch, one of the earliest and most successful sound system/DJ collectives to arrive on the U.K. music scene; renowned for their seamless integration of a wide range of musical styles, from punk to reggae to R&B, the group’s parties quickly became can’t-miss events for the Bristol club crowd, and at the peak of their popularity they drew crowds so enormous that the local live music scene essentially ground to a halt.

Review Of Album from 'Snowbird' "Moon", featuring Simon Raymonde from 'Cocteau Twins' & Stephanie Dossen from 'Massive Attack'. Album out this Tuesday.

Review Of The New Album from ‘Snowbird’

Moon is the debut album from Snowbird, a duo featuring Simon Raymonde of Cocteau twins, Stephanie Dosen of Massive Attack, and guest appearances by members of Midlake and Radiohead. Their new album is slated for release on Bella Union, Raymonde’s label and primary focus since Cocteau Twins parted ways in 1997.

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