Beth Gibbons + Rustin Man - Tom The Model (Go! Beat)
UK release date: March 3 2003
Sinister Hammond, emotive vocals, spooky sci-fi synths and all-consuming strings and brass counter melodies - this is the sound of Portishead's singer, Beth Gibbons, and her new collaborator, Rustin' Man.
With two out-takes from their recent Paris Olympia show backing up the powerful main track, this release will be of interest even if you've had the foresight to get hold of the album Out Of Season.
With the mood and atmospherics of the Bristol trip-hop trailblazers, this collaboration differs only in that decks aren't used. Otherwise, if you liked Portishead, you'll love this.