Nightports Vinyl, CD & tapes by Nightports at Norman Records

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Nightports w/ Betamax
Nightports w/ Betamax

VHS vs Betamax was the great home video fight of the early '80s but now we get Nightports Vs Betamax. Nightports are two musicians from Leeds and Hull who are experts in manipulating electronics and here team up with drum wizard Betamax of The Comet is Coming. Their rule is to only use the sounds made by the musician (i.e no sampling, found sounds etc) and they utilise the wild, improvised drumming to it's limit, finding melodies and hidden rhythms and manipulate them to their own end.  

Nightports with Matthew Bourne
Nightports with Matthew Bourne

Here we see the celebrated Matthew Bourne taking up the challenge of Adam Martin and Mark Slater’s Nightports project. Starting with sounds generated by Bourne’s piano/prepared piano playing, the base materials are then manipulated into winding corridors of composition reminiscent of Nils Frahm, Max Richter and the recent collaborative record between Brian Eno and Tom Rogerson, Finding Shore.