Formica Blues Much like Portishead before them, this British duo beautifully exploits trip-hop's woozy, cinematic vibe, thanks to seasoned studio hand Martin Virgo (Bjork, Massive Attack). The… Formica Blues Much like Portishead before them, this British duo beautifully exploits trip-hop's woozy, cinematic vibe, thanks to seasoned studio hand Martin Virgo (Bjork, Massive Attack). The… Mono
Music Review

Formica Blues

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Lead Performance: Mono

Much like Portishead before them, this British duo beautifully exploits trip-hop's woozy, cinematic vibe, thanks to seasoned studio hand Martin Virgo (Bjork, Massive Attack). The real treat on Formica Blues, however, is Siobhan DeMare's sumptuous, seductive vocals, which pull this debut from the brink of torpor and channel Petula Clark's pop-friendly purr. A-

Originally posted Apr 03, 1998 Published in issue #425 Apr 03, 1998 Order article reprints