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Post by mattbirdfootball » Wed 07 Dec, 2005 10:22 pm

Top music loving colleagues.
Would like to recommend Port-Royal - Flares.
Lovely ambient soundtrack style music here.
10 out of 10.
Cheers Matt.B.

The blurb on Amazon.
The Resonant label's quest to unearth new artists continues with this magnificent, sprawling, widescreen debut from Genoa-based guitar collective Port-Royal. The first incarnation of the band surfaced in July 2000, with the "Kraken" EP issued in CDR form by Italian label Marsiglia Records in early 2002 - and their art further fine-tuned via several live shows in their homeland. "Flares" is the result of more than two years of home recording, and displays scope and ambition that exudes confidence - almost arrogance - in their own vision and ability. The ten tracks herein total the maximum 78 minutes, with tracks 3/4/5 and 7/8/9 being two expansive compositions in three movements apiece - the latter being the album's centrepiece and title track. Although "Flares" has much in common with the likes of labelmate Stafraenn Hakon, for example, there's no way you could classify this as simply a post-rock album; Port-Royal utilise understated electronic beats and subtle spoken vocal samples as well as guitars, and have created a body of work with no obvious parallels or comparisons.

I honestly cant reccomend this highly enough.
Actually, yes I can.
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Post by dr_splian » Thu 08 Dec, 2005 11:09 pm

Where did you hear this, and why have you not told me prevously? :wink:

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Post by mattbirdfootball » Fri 09 Dec, 2005 5:42 pm

I was going to buy it you for Xmas!
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Post by Guest » Sat 10 Dec, 2005 12:26 am

Blimey... I'll take the novelty salt shaker I had for you back!

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wow

Post by thewalker » Tue 17 Jan, 2006 9:24 am

many thanks for the recomendation matt,

finally got the album today, from two listens i can tell this will be a "keeper"

first thoughts:

similar in aproach to ulrich schnauss, gentle unfolding melodys etc, except with less density/layering and an ability to allow a song to change direction drasticly whilst still making sense, and the brilliant use of drums, changing shape pattern many times within songs with out changing "voice" really impressive, on first listen you could tell WHEN something was going to happen (rhythm within rhythm) but never WHAT was going to happen.

a bit of brian eno thrown in for good measure, lots of perfectly timed and pitched waves of sound. and an acoustic/natural sound that adds a great personality to the vibe.

ME LIKE!!!!!
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more port royal

Post by thewalker » Fri 10 Mar, 2006 8:59 am

I just got a copy of the Kraken ep.

by port royal, an earlier release than Flares.


iz good too!!


that and the Dollboy album are keeping me planty warm at night.
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Post by mattbirdfootball » Fri 10 Mar, 2006 2:11 pm

Glad you like it mate.
Where did you get the Kraken ep from?

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real groovy

Post by thewalker » Fri 10 Mar, 2006 9:11 pm

I got it from "Real Groovy Records". A fantastic local store that caters to all types af music, is massive, and does second hand too.

I think my copy was second hand, but i am not sure, they often have lots of mint quality new release second hand stuff that people must have ordered from over seas and not liked.

pretty lucky find i reckon.
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Post by thewalker » Fri 10 Mar, 2006 9:21 pm

.....and it only cost a couple of dollars!!!!
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the circle is complete

Post by thewalker » Fri 19 May, 2006 1:28 am

Ulrich schnauss has completed a remix of Port Royal to be released soon.


cant wait. brilliant.
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Post by thewalker » Thu 08 May, 2008 10:48 am

soon i said. :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :?

did i curse them by posting here? or were they already trying to follow the successful release pattern proven so effective by the j*d! kN!64T5.....???....

anyway, here it is...

http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=91136

http://angryape.com/news/2008/02/08/por ... emix-album

http://www.resonantlabel.com/RESCD027.htm

i calling that it will probably be worth it for the schnauss alone.......with probably a few new discoveries in there too.....

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