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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Subwayz Selectionz 2014 13 Francis Harris

My Top 30 Albums Of The Year

13. Francis Harris: Minutes Of Sleep (Scissor & Thread)
  1. Hems
  2. Dangerdream
  3. Radiofreeze
  4. Lean Back
  5. You Can Always Leave
  6. Me To Dream
  7. What She Had
  8. Blues News
  9. New Rain
  10. Minutes Of Sleep
  11. Dangerdream (How Che Guevara's Death And Bob Dylan's Life Militarized Brigade Rosse) (Terre Thaemlitz Remix)

Minutes Of Sleep was released in February on Francis Harris' own label, Scissor And Thread. Harris wrote this album in the aftermath of his mother's passing. There is a deeply personal feeling that radiates throughout this album. It's a combination of the introverted, with elements of experimentation, incorporating other instruments which gives you the feel of a hazy club at midnight. There's a fine line of the downtempo and the ambient which co-exist in a tempered wave of smooth minimalism. Whenever I listen to this album I get the impression that this is a testament to Francis Harris trying to stay calm and measured in the midst of spiritual turbulence.

My Standout Tune: What She Had

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