Articles By: Alex Gibson

port-royal :: A decade under the flag of low instinct

Attilio Bruzzone, keyboardist, guitarist, programmer and vocalist, talks Igloo Magazine’s Alex Gibson through some of the guiding principles behind the latest release, their views on modern digital culture and plans for another trilogy. [February 2011] Italian wide-screen electronica group port-royal recently celebrated ten years in producing their distinctive blend of ambient techno, shoegaze, post-rock and […]

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port-royal :: 2000-2010 The Golden Age Of Consumerism (n5MD)

Trying to place the half audible conversations and delayed guitar lines in context with their place in the port-royal time-line is enough to engage one half of the brains’ hemisphere, and when the characteristic and cathartic bottom end synth drones drop in, the other side is drawn into the conversation also. [Listen | Purchase] Italian […]

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Tim Hecker :: Ravedeath, 1972 (Kranky)

Other listeners have remarked how the album is perfect accompaniment to early evening or night, but it sounds to this listener as though it would be the only appropriate soundtrack for a cyclonic wind; the type that threatens to blast you off your feet and sweep you into sky unless you plant your feet with […]

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Maps And Diagrams :: A Pulsating History (BEKO DSL)

Vibrant and consistent, both show Martin’s continual relevance in the continually changing landscape of the style he was centrally involved in developing. [Free digital download] Tim Martin’s work as Maps And Diagrams over the last several years has focused increasingly on texture, mood and increasingly subtle dynamic manipulation; and his most recent full-length release, A […]

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