port-royal is from the Italian city Genoa is about twelve years, but really they became known after recording the first album «Flares» (2005).
The most impressive about port-royal – a mixture of seemingly contradictory things. Italians skillfully combine in their songs elements of post-rock, shoegaze, ambient electronics.
Hailed by fans and critics alike as the next evolution in post-millenial post-rock, port-royal’s boundless, sandbox approach to the genre fuses elements of ambient techno, shoegaze, and melodic IDM, recalling at times the mid-90s output of Orbital and Aphex Twin while indebted to the guitardriven aesthetic of genre forebears Mogwai and Sigur Ros.
In 2010 Italian wide-screen electronica group port-royal celebrated 10 years as a band. For the occasion they have teamed up with the n5MD imprint yet again for the release of a career spanning double album. “2000-2010: The Golden Age Of Consumerism” collects all of the band’s rarities, compilation appearances and remixes in one unabbreviated package containing close to 3 hours of music.
Sieva Diamantakos (VJ)