Saturday, February 25, 2012

Vacuum Horror

From Copenhagen, Denmark comes the band Town Portal. This trio plays Math Rock and Prog Metal influenced Post Rock.
Their EP Vacuum Horror is a pretty great one. These six instrumental tracks are quite complex. There are a lot of weird rhythms and that is the power of Town Portal. These guys show some great musicianship.
Their music sounds in my humble opinion a bit like bands as Khuda, Red Sparows and Pelican.
The EP is mixed/mastered by the mighty Carl Amburn (Russian Circles, Self-Evident, Riddle Of Steel etc).
Vacuum Horror is a good sounding EP that definitely must be heard! You can download this EP at their Bandcamp site for pay whatever you want. Enjoy!

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.
(Their bio)

Town Portal - Vacuum Horror (2011)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Listening this on bandcamp. Why does the first track remind me of some Buckethead tune? And the second one a variation on a Radiohead tune? Is it me? Other than that, "Drastis Insights" is simple but groovy.

I think I would listen to them live.
In general, decent math rock; how much can you get out of it really? Hard to make a perfect math rock album, that is.