Port-Royal Dying In Time

Port-Royal Dying In Time
Genoa, Italy-based quartet Port-Royal come out with their third remarkable full-length, Dying In Time, on n5MD. For the past two years, Port-Royal have been touring and honing their technical skills, including tackling remixes for Ladytron and Felix Da Housecat. The group's home label, Resonant, recently ended, but with a new focus on electronic executions, the transition to n5MD's roster appears effortless. On Dying In Time, Port-Royal deliver their original, emotionally elevated shoegaze ambience while incorporating distortions of techno and synth pop. "Susy: Blue East Fading" is a gorgeous, epic ride with blissful melodic builds, pulsating 4/4 rhythms and hints of dreamy vocals. "The Photoshopped Prince" is an infectious, uplifting vocal synth pop track and "Hermitage Pt. 3" is the perfect closer, leaving the listener with sentimental, guitar-driven post-rock. Port-Royal present an album of euphoric grand gestures and delicate melancholy, conveying a fragility of time, just as the title implies. (n5MD)