Artist: Portabot | Album: There Must Be a Sunrise In Every Ending | Netlabel: 12rec.net
Just like the most basic tenets of life aren’t self-evident until you’re only peripherally conscious of them, some music won’t make sense until you forget you’re listening. Portabot’s 44-minute album of maniacally-sliced-and-diced guitar samples, drones, FX, noise, atmosphere and glitches is one example of what I’m talking about. Listen to it at work and let your consciousness fade in and out as you concentrate on whatever humdrum task you’re doing at your tiny cubicle in the middle of the corporate machinebeast’s belly. And pretty soon Portabot will make an awful amount of sense. Portabot (aka César Pesquera, a Spain-born graphic designer, director and musician who lives and works in London and Barcelona) is on a mission to free your mind from the repetitious transactions you deal with and expose you to the radiation of his granular synthesis and sample distortion.
There is noise out there. And the noise in your headphones will drown out the noise around you. Wave upon wave upon wave of building noise grows in your ear canal. When the album finally ends there is release and the silence becomes a sad affair. In that sense, Portabot’s album is the muzak that sets you free.
12 MP3s encoded at 256 kbps 44.1 kHz stereo. Album’s zip file is 106 MB in size. Total runtime: 44:52
Download the entire album as a zip file from their netlabel release page on 12rec.net (which includes the 18 MB music video for track 12: “Lladro”).
Artist website: http://www.portabot.net/