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Of Violence

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joshfields Town Portal never disappoints. I feel in love with The Occident years back, and this continues their trajectory of excellence. I'm a sucker for odd metering and metric modulation, and this album tickles that fancy. Soil To Own somehow grooves hard like that one Herbie Hancock track, but has the rigidity of your high school calc exam. Figure that one out. Favorite track: Soil To Own.
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Mike Burke Heavy, sludgier delta sleep vibes for those looking for a comparison. Entirely instrumental. great band, hope they produce some more stuff in the future!
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Thomas Williams This one is definitely a grower. There is so much to discover and enjoy on repeat listens. A great new step for a band with an already solid set of offerings, and probably their most thought-provoking yet. Favorite track: Soil To Own.
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Archright 06:06
Veyshnorians 03:46
Soil To Own 05:17
Human Touch 06:12
Vanitas 06:05


released April 5, 2019

All songs written and performed by Town Portal.

All songs recorded by Scott Evans at Black Tornado Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark (May 2018).
Brass instruments recorded by Vlad Matveikov at Small Pond Studio in Brighton, England (July 2018).
Additional recording by Christian Henrik Ankerstjerne.
All songs mixed by Scott Evans at Antisleep Audio in Oakland, California.
All songs mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering in Chicago, Illinois.

Town Portal are:
Christian Henrik Ankerstjerne: Guitars
Malik Breuer Bistrup: Drums
Morten Ogstrup Nielsen: Bass

Trumpet on songs 2,5,6 & 8 performed by Tommy Peach
Saxophone on songs 2,5,6 & 8 performed by Will Gardner

Photograph of the 2015 Holuhraun eruption by Axel Sigurdarson.
Used with permission and gratitude.

Artwork layout by Mads Ogstrup Nielsen

Thanks to everyone who played a role in the creation of this record. Thanks to Art As Catharsis and all of our friends at Small Pond, especially Vlad Matveikov, Liam McMillan, George McKenzie, Rosie James, Sam Hannah, and Matthew Parker, who do all the important work behind the scenes. Special thanks to Scott Evans for going above and beyond to help us make the record we envisioned. It doesn’t have to be hard. Thanks to everyone who listens.


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