Roly Porter has been pushing the boundaries of deep, dark electronic sound for many years now; previously as a member of industrial dubstep duo Vex'd and, since 2011, through his immersive solo efforts.
Cutting his teeth alongside fellow producer Kuedo during the most fertile years of dubstep, Vex'd released records on the likes of Planet Mu and Subtext, the latter of which would become a home for his first solo pursuits. Afterlife came in 2011 and then Life Cycle followed two years later, both exhibiting Roly's evolution as a producer, moving into dense, abstract soundscapes and contemporary classical composition.
He's now gearing up for the release of his third album on the label, Kistvaen, which was originally developed for an AV performance of the same name with visual artist MFO, and was performed at Unsound, Berlin Atonal and Sonic Acts.
Ahead of the release, he shares some of his favourite spaced-out selections, in both film and music...
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Paul Jebanasam - Eidolons Beginning
It is a great privilege to work alongside people who challenge and inspire you and that is very true of Paul, who is a constant source of both technical challenge and inspiration. The AV show for this piece with Tarik Barri at Atonal put me in a very strange mood, something I haven’t felt before, where it felt like scale had been reversed, or that’s not it, but something in the perception of the very small and very large was affected. And the texture of the film and music were perfectly in tune.