Pioneering. This term is often trotted out, but how else could one describe the trajectory of Massive Attack? By combining the rhythmic urgency of hip-hop, the sensitivity of soul, and the obsessive samples of dub, their first album Blues Lines crystallized the hybrid soundtrack of an era and a place: underground Bristol in the 1990s. Over the years, this trip-hop band has made its mark as an avant-garde laboratory, working with a nearly schizophrenic multitude of voices: Horace Andy, Damon Albarn, and even Hope Sandoval, who sings on the single “The Spoils”, released in 2016. Last year also marked the return of Tricky on the EP Ritual Spirit (that hadn’t happened since 1994!) and the release of a clip featuring actress Cate Blanchett. Always burning with timeliness, on stage Massive Attack serves up a committed, luminous, and alarming show that will bewitch the audience at the Stravinski for the fourth time.