Leslie Winer emerged in the early '80s as a high-profile fashion model before she fully indulged her ardor for making music. After she made a series of collaborative connections later in the '80s, the poet and musician offered her full-length debut with Witch, a showcase for her detached yet penetrating observations and knack for combining dub, dancehall, and hip-hop. Although some of its tracks were played as early as 1990 by well-known radio DJs such as John Peel and Chris Douridas, the album wasn't granted a proper commercial release until three years later. Its slow-motion genre collisions, rich with heady atmospheres and low end, were nonetheless identified by outlets such as NME as a formative trip-hop recording. Winer's output before and since then has been credited to an assortment of pseudonyms and released in either limited or ...
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