Product of his extreme aesthetic need the fundamental works of Dylan Thomas are contained in a volume that does not reach more than two hundred pages. This is an approximate amount of barely 100 poems written during his lifetime in increased time spans convinced of the need of not to make art, but only to create that that is absolutely essential. Although it is difficult to resist the temptation of wishing he had ritten poetry more often, his fiction is significantly heavier compared with the view of the extraordinary results obtained. It would be unfair and inconsiderate to blame him for anything. For its very title, which coincides with the first verse of the poem, are compositions of raving beauty that make you vibrate, you feel pushed to the limit, words to spread into the world in silence which may be reached only after digging into a foreign language within the language itself, to use that style as suggested by a certain French philosopher, the phrase of Proust that suggests that all masterpieces are written in a kind of foreign language.
In perhaps similar way, in the eighteen years of their existence of the cult British band Portishead, have only produced three studio albums. It Is said they are taking some time working in the fourth, but as Geoff Barrow admitted last January along with singer and founding member Beth Gibbon , it may take at least ten other damn years.
The same dosage, this same slow and pure crystallization process seems to have rubbed off on their own live performances, of which there are only five scheduled this year. Hence, the concerts they will offer on the 22 and 23 of June in the Poble Espanyol (http://www.nvivo.es/conciertos/Portishead-Barcelona) are so special. We must add that they are more than a couple of concerts for it is a multiple event designed by the band that includes other chosen groups where their music will spread throughout the five rooms of the club Razzmatazz once they have crossed the midnight border .
Portishead´s music, like the poetry of Dylan Thomas, defies descriptions and labels that have always wanted to classify them. Hence, they never agreed with their inclusion in the trip-hop movement despite criticism including them in a prevalent position of this genre since its inception in 1994. Pioneers in many things, perhaps their greatest virtue in hindsight was to be ahead of their times almost a decade to the tone that was to characterize the independent or alternative music of the early twenty-first century.
We refer to this sort of deep melancholy lifted as a main militant resistance to the pain of the world and human injustice. You will not regret diving and vibrate with her as a beautiful and difficult poem if you rent Barcelona accommodation