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How Portishead Used Synths To Create Their Iconic Abba Cover

Portishead member Adrian Utley shares his fascinating synth stories.

Bristol trip-hop outfit Portishead might be more known for their sampling, but synthesizers have played just as big a role in the band’s sound. In a new audio interview with Ask Audio—a part of the site’s Synth Stories section—the group’s Adrian Utley talks about some synthesizers he’s used with Portishead. That includes the Minimoog featured on the group’s recent cover of Abba’s “SOS”. This one’s good for Portishead fans and just about anyone interested in analog synthesis. Listen to it below and check out the full feature here.

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