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Roly Porter Announces New Album, 'Kistvaen'
Christian Eede , April 6th, 2020 15:47

It's the Vex'd co-founder's fourth LP

Roly Porter has announced a new album, titled Kistvaen.

It's the fourth album from the producer, who was formerly one-half of dubstep act Vex'd, and follows on from 2016 album Third Law. You can hear lead track 'An Open Door' above.

The album is named after a type of granite tomb found predominantly in Dartmoor, which is covered in a mound of earth and stone allowing bodies to face the sun.

Kistvaen features contributions from three vocalists: Mary-Anne Roberts (of medieval Welsh music duo Bragod), Ellen Southern (of Bristol's Dead Space Chamber Music group) and Phil Owen (a singer and researcher in vocal traditions).

The six pieces that comprise the album were developed for an AV performance of the same name with visual artist MFO, which has been presented at festivals such as Unsound and Berlin Atonal. The LP was recorded during various rehearsals and performances, alongside studio sessions in Bristol.

Subtext will release Kistvaen on June 5.