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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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Francis Harris Releases Video For Latest Single, You Can Always Leave

With years of DJing at the world’s top clubs and over fifty electronic dance music releases as Adultnapper, Sycophant Slags and lightbluemover to his credit, one might think Francis Harris had reached the pinnacle of his career, or at least firmly established his niche.

But 2012 marked a pivotal year for the Brooklyn-based producer in which his true potential as a composer, producer and label head was revealed. It was then that Harris dropped his Adultnapper alias, stepping to the fore under his given name with his first full length, Leland, an opus conceived as a requiem to his father.

Now Francis has announced the second LP under his real name with Minutes of Sleep set for release February 24 2014 on Scissor and Thread, the label he founded in 2012. The first single You Can Always Leave was released recently and now has a video to accompany it.

The video for You Can Always Leave was given a gorgeous 8mm video treatment, with the crackling tactile elements of film adding depth to the chilly track. Noisey premiered the Kenneth James Gibson-directed video last week.

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