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When you think trip-hop, you think of Massive Attack or Portishead, but Leslie Winer definitely deserves the association, despite being lesser-known. Via The Quietus:

But the arguable truth is that Massive Attack weren’t the original architects of the sound. Smith & Mighty, for instance, had fashioned a blueprint with many of the tropes that would soon be associated with trip hop, and, for the few that stumbled across her, it’s customary to claim that radical-minded intellectual, poet and former supermodel Leslie Winer aka © was its originator with her, until now, only commercially released album, Witch. Even NME was once moved to describe her, perhaps less than flatteringly, as “the grandmother of trip hop”. It’s a claim of which Winer herself debates the authenticity.

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