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PORT-ROYAL – Afraid To Dance (CD, Resonant)

Posted: September 21st, 2008, by Simon Minter

A quick mention of this album as it’s been on repeat here in my work room for the past week or so now, soundtracking my exciting world of designing, writing, computer gaming and sitting blankly staring at a monitor, without ever becoming tiresome or irritating. This is very subtle, very relaxing electronic music, meandering through the ambient world in which Aphex Twin, Orbital and Underworld have left trails (obvious names to use as comparison I admit, but it’s true). The emphasis is on warm, comfortable pillows of sound – as a whole, this album is one long, shimmering glow. Good music to work to, it would seem.


Simon Minter

Simon joined diskant after falling on his head from a great height. A diskant legend in his own lifetime Simon has risen up the ranks through a mixture of foolhardiness and wit. When not breaking musical barriers with top pop combo Sunnyvale Noise Sub-element or releasing records in preposterously exciting packaging he relaxes by looking like Steve Albini.


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