Roly Porter – Aftertime Preview
Roly Porter, formerly one half of pioneering grime/dubstep outfit Vex’d, releases his debut solo album on September 19.
Entitled Aftertime, it finds the Bristol-orbiting artist exploring modern classical composition and experimental electronics, touched with a real sense of doom and informed by his long immersion in UK soundsystem culture. With its engrossing combination of decaying string overtures, isolationist ambience, industrial noise and raz0r-sharp techno editing, it sounds like the bastard offspring of Pan Sonic’s Aaltopiiri, Max Richter’s The Blue Notebooks and Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works II, and we can see it appealing to fans of Raime, The Haxan Cloak, KTL and Tim Hecker as well as those artists. You can listen to a preview of the record above.
The album will see release via Subtext, the Bristol label that put out Vex’d’s seminal early 12″s. On Saturday 29 October, Porter takes up a residency at the Faster Than Sound festival, presenting a project called Fall Back in collaboration with Cynthia Millar. Specially commissioned by Aldeburgh Music, the performance will feature Millar playing the Ondes Martenot (which figures prominently on Aftertime) and Dobro, two instruments both patented in 1928, and be accompanied by visual projections from Rod Machlachlan. The event culminates in an evening performance of Aftertime. More information and tickets click here.