Published Jan 30, 2019Portishead's Beth Gibbons is at last returning with a new release. The singer has announced an upcoming album with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the record will arrive on March 29 via Domino.
The release captures their rendition of Henryk Górecki's Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), which was conducted by Krysztof Penderecki and took place in 2014 at the National Opera Grand Theater in Warsaw. For the unfamiliar, Penderecki has also collaborated with the likes of Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and Aphex Twin, with his works also being featured in The Shining and The Exorcist.
You can watch a trailer for the release below, as well as access an interactive website here.
Gibbons last released a non-Portishead album back in 2008 with Third.
Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs):
1. I. Lento — Sostenuto tranquillo ma cantabile
2. II. Lento e largo — Tranquillissimo
3. III. Lento — Cantabile-semplice