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  • Audio CD (16 July 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Resonant
  • ASIN: B000P1KP2W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 197,910 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By experimusicdotcom on 28 Sept. 2008
Format: Audio CD
**This review refers to the double 12" version of 'Afraid to Dance' which includes a new version of the track 'Deca Dance' and a previously unreleased remix of 'Roliga Timmen' by Degar.**

Hailing from Genova, Italy, Port Royal are a little known bastian of authentic beauty in a burgeoning and usually uninspiring post-rock meets electronica scene. The hour long, 8 track `Afraid to Dance' is a special double 12" version of their second album of the same name and sees the heartstring-tugging Italians make their first foray into dance-orientated electronica. Utilising a wide variety of stylistic traits can be a cumbersome responsibility and result in a messy and unfulfilling piece of work. Thankfully then, it is refreshing to hear that Port Royal have gone to great lengths to evoke truly stirring emotion from their compositions. Fusing the touching poignancy of post-rock with ethereal swathes of ambience, icy shards of electro-glitch and gentle skirmishes of melodic dance-based electronica- the group develop soundscapes which take immediate hold, vividly captivating listeners through a blend of optimistic beauty and melancholic romanticism.

From the stunning crafted opener `Bahnhof Zoo' to penultimate track `German Bigflies', Port Royal encapsulate the haunting resonance of dark and emotive post-rock at its very best. Similar to modern-day Mogwai, they tred an elongated and naturally un-urgent path; its depressed melodic motifs, drag-beats and melancholic accentuations wafting across each others paths in a drawn-out yet crystallized vein. Angelic vocal murmurs and found-sound lace the deftly crafted melodic motifs of the foreground, creating depth and realism to an already bustling soundboard.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By I. Human on 11 July 2008
Format: Audio CD
I discovered Port-Royal through a recommendation from iTunes, which is rare as they seem to be a few miles behind Amazon at recommendations, however this is an outstanding album. This album is really incredible, I suppose it is somewhere between post electronica, prog electronica? What port-royal do is nothing new, they just do it incredibly well, layer after layer, it has a somewhat upbeat, melancholic feel. It could possibly be compared to a tamer, electronic version of Explosions in the Sky.
If you like music that picks you up gently and carries you to a place of utter beauty and leaves you there longer than you realised this record is for you. How Flares was deleted, their debut is beyond me, as it is also a bit of a hidden gem. Try it out, it will put you in a better place than where you were yesterday. It is simply a beautiful album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Headphone Commute Review 13 Jan. 2008
By Headphone Commute - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
In this electronic shoegaze album, a Genoa based post-rock band explores everything from glitchy beats to ambient vocal overlays. Currently consisting of five members, Port-Royal is a band that has rotated various members throughout the years, yet managed to keep a consistent sound. Listening to Afraid To Dance, one can soak in the sense of loneliness and a desire to wander through an early morning fog only to get lost among the oldest Italian streets. The music of Port-Royal incorporates carefully synthesized pads, dreamy space-rock guitars, and at times, distorted, solid beats, with arrangements swirling among transparent boundaries of one's mind, combining the ethers with oxygen, only to leave a slight trace of memory on the surface. Port-Royal is at the forefront of the movement that bridges the multiple modern genres together into an amalgam of what we can proudly call music.
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Keeeewl. 5 Jan. 2011
By Javier Reynaldo - Published on Amazon.com
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This group from Genoa is great if you like instrumental/electronic music like Ulrich Schnauss...it's not dance music, rather good for driving, relaxing and so on. The album was available for streaming on port-royal's website, but I haven't checked lately because I bought a digital copy from amazon.
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