Posted by: Dominic Umile | 10/27/2009

Published Elsewhere: Port-Royal

Dying in TimeI wrote recently about a new record from Port-Royal for PopMatters. Dying in Time enters with only some hesitation and leads to cinema-sized-scene changeovers that sound as if they’ve been blended by a veteran DJ. Its frosty cover art conveys distance and signals one might find a lengthy dub-techno endeavor tucked within its 72 minutes. While the Italian four-piece Port-Royal won’t shy from slowing the pace of its post-rock/electronic work with serene, still segments, the band’s latest is more urgent than the premature judgments that the album sleeve encourages. Read the rest of my review in PM’s Short Takes section.


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