Francis Harris – Minutes Of Sleep Album Review

After years of releases and DJ dates as Adultnapper, Francis Harris unveils Minutes Of Sleep, the second LP under his own name on Scissor and Thread.

Writing this time after the death of his mother, he visits deeply personal territory but makes this album enjoyable by avoiding the morose. Breaking even more from his previous preoccupation with solitary electronic music production, the end result is an album that connects the electronic and dance worlds to modern classical and experimental compositions.

Joined by an eclectic range of musicians, each track has an individuality yet all are held together by beauty. You Can Always Leave is a worthy illustration of Francis Harris’ capabilities. It’s gorgeous, sensuous, clever and unique yet reassuringly accessible.

What She Said is a teaser of a song; it leaves you wanting more as does New Rain which is simple yet it draws you straight in.

Dangerdream (How Che Guevara’s Death and Bob Dylan’s Dream Militarised Brigate Rosse) is as quirky as its title but still has feeling and delicacy.

Francis Harris also recently released album track Lean Back with XLR8R. Lean Back is a spacey house cut featuring No Regular Play’s, Greg Paulus.

Minutes of Sleep will be released February 24 2014. The album will be issued digitally and on a double vinyl LP which includes a bonus experimental remix of Dangerdream by the seminal DJ/Producer and intellectual Terre Thaemlitz.

By Kate Dexter

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