Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Town Portal - Vacuum Horror

Band request from Copenhagen, Denmark.

This is their press release:

"Town Portal play instrumental rock that crosses borders

of genres. Tapping on experience from earlier endeavors

in genres like death metal, shoegaze and math rock, the

three members bring components of it all into a melting pot,

creating a unique niche of original melodies and harmonies,

fixated on a skeleton of complex and playful rhythm structures.

Under the dogma of forsaking vocals and other superfluous effects,

the band throw themselves into a search of new meaningful ways to compose tones over time, with a heavy and dry precision.

After a European tour in 2010 and a minor row of Danish shows,

they released their debut EP entitled Vacuum Horror in late 2011.

The EP was followed up by another European tour in the beginning

of 2012. In Denmark the EP was praised in several large- and small

scale magazines, and the opening track Rosini is currently in rotation

on national Danish radio, DR P6. A surprising outcome for an

instrumental band, with its roots heavily planted in the DIY scenes

ethics and methods. At the moment they’re preparing the recording

of their debut album set to be released later this year."

Town Portal play instrumental math-rock but with a heavier feel than

say, Don Caballero. Striking guitar lines lead the songs but the thick

bass sound comes through this well produced EP and by making sure

the drums have a "live" feel to them, stop this from becoming just

pointless noodling. The tracks rock nicely and I think that when the time

comes for recording a full length album, they will be worth a return visit.


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