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jon porras - light divide (shop excerpts)

Experimedia with Scup on March 20, 2014 15:20

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    *Excerpts from the album. Now available at Experimedia.net.* Jon Porras creates drone music with a refined sense of atmosphere and remarkable forward motion. Regardless of the tools he uses, be it guitars and stacks of amplifiers or modular synthesizers, Porras creates cavernous sound-worlds that are as inviting as they are alien. Light Divide, his second solo release for Thrill Jockey, shows Porras shifting his focus entirely to electronic synthesis, using a wide array of analog and digital systems to exponentially expand his sonic palate. The resulting sounds are silhouettes of distant rhythms, abstracted traces of techno wastelands that come in and out of focus like an urban, post-industrial sprawl being overtaken by fog.

    Light Divide reveals Porras as a restless explorer, constantly finding new means by which to create expansive, impressionistic music. It demands close listening, and stands apart in Porras' solo and Barn Owl discography for its intense attention to detail.

    Released by: thrill jockey
    Release/catalogue number: thrill363lp
    Release date: Mar 20, 2014

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