Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Out Of Season LP
Label: Go! Beat
Out of Season is the extraordinary 2002 album recorded by Portishead singer Beth Gibbons and former Talk Talk bassist Paul Webb (under the pseudonym Rustin Man). The album also features contributions from Gibbons' fellow Portishead bandmate Adrian Utley. A departure from both previous bands, it is a distinctive mix of folk and jazz styles with a very contemporary twist, with influences ranging from Billie Holiday, and Nick Drake: to Burt Bacharach and the dark and tragic presence of Dusty Springfield. The atmospheric material lent itself to soundtrack qualities – the track "Mysteries" appears on the original soundtrack of the French movie Les Poupées Russes and in Wim Wenders' Palermo Shooting.