Port-Royal ‎– Dying In Time

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CATMD169 Port-Royal Dying In Time(CD, Album) n5MD CATMD169 US 2009 Sell This Version
MD169 Port-Royal Dying In Time(11xFile, FLAC, Album) n5MD MD169 2009
si46cd Port-Royal Dying In Time(CD, Album) Sound Improvement si46cd Poland 2009 Sell This Version
SS114 Port-Royal Dying In Time(CD, Album) Sleeping Star SS114 Italy 2009 Sell This Version
KLCD057 Port-Royal Dying In Time(CD, Album, Ltd) Klik Records KLCD057 Greece 2009 Sell This Version
dbds003 Port-Royal Dying In Time(CD, Album, Ltd, Num) debruit&desilence dbds003 France 2009 Sell This Version

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Shadowstorm

November 15, 2009
referencing Dying In Time, CD, Album, CATMD169

Dying in Time is the fifth studio album (including the split LP with Absent Without Leave) from Italy-based port-royal (all lowercase) signed to n5md. The band tastefully blends elements reminiscent of shoegaze; specifically, long-winded, submerged vocals drowned out in a sea of traditional instrumentation. The vocals are treated as another instrument, with a variety of telling effects being carefully and artfully mixed in with the music, only adding to its dream-like quality.

With this release, the band dips its toes into shoegaze waters while keeping to the core ambient sounds that port-royal is so loved for. The album opener, a song entitled, “Hva (Failed Revolutions)“, articulately expresses to the listener what direction the remainder of this nearly hour and fifteen minute record is going in. Crisp vocals emerge naturally into place as the song unfolds into its more instinctive state.

The album explosively bounces back and forth between an upbeat ambient style married with influences of post-rock (and even a bit of synth-pop) and sounds of a more a melancholy and downtempo variety. It’s a very naturally flowing album, almost like a poem without any words, or a book without text. Where Flares left off, Dying in Time begins.

Dying in Time is the fifth studio album (including the split LP with Absent Without Leave) from Italy-based port-royal (all lowercase) signed to n5md. The band tastefully blends elements reminiscent of shoegaze; specifically, long-winded, submerged vocals drowned out in a sea of traditional instrumentation. The vocals are treated as another instrument, with a variety of telling effects being carefully and artfully mixed in with the music, only adding to its dream-like quality.

With this release, the band dips its toes into shoegaze waters while keeping to the core ambient sounds that port-royal is so loved for. The album opener, a song entitled, “Hva (Failed Revolutions)“, articulately expresses to the listener what direction the remainder of this nearly hour and fifteen minute record is going in. Crisp vocals emerge naturally into place as the song unfolds into its more instinctive state.

The album explosively bounces back and forth between an upbeat ambient style married with influences of post-rock (and even a bit of synth-pop) and sounds of a more a melancholy and downtempo variety. It’s a very naturally flowing album, almost like a poem without any words, or a book without text. Where Flares left off, Dying in Time begins.

I could give no higher praise for this album. It is very well thought out, tasteful in its presentation, fantastic mastering, and most important of all, it is the natural step in the exciting evolution of port-royal’s music. Highlight tracks include Hva (Failed Revolutions), Anna Ustinova, and the three part Hermitage series. Album of the year material. Highly recommended.
liffarome

liffarome

October 9, 2009
referencing Dying In Time, CD, Album, CATMD169

In my top 10 for this 2009. Amazing album. Cannot stop hearing it. It relaxing, moving, sad, happy and most of all enjoyable from the start to the last chord.
I cannot say a bad thing about this album, when i hear the previous albums of Port i do think that some songs are extremely long and maybe a little bit soothing but here this just dosent happen coz the length is just perfect.
In fact i want more minutes for the song Hermitage Pt 3. :)

Thanks for your time, Liffarome from Buenos Aires, Argentina.