During the 1990s, nothing sounded quite as hip and forward-thinking as the trip-hop sound emanating from the UK’s own small bohemian enclave known as Bristol. The sound may have lost some of its backings. But, unlike the fate of numerous other electronica genres, trip-hop continues to sound classy.
This is a fact that may originate from the style’s debt to soundtrack materials. PET wife, an interesting, determined duo the U.S., play off the stylish sound on their sensual single “.S.U.N.S.E.T.:
“.S.U.N.S.E.T.” sounds like it was made to be played for a room full of people (not something realistic for the foreseeable future). Its misty dynamics make it a perfect choice for the local DJ’s last song of the set, just as the night fades into an unavoidable morning.