Looking into the background and life of Francis Harris, it’s quite surprising how his music turned out. After all, you wouldn’t really expect a hardcore punk rocker from Vegas to wind up as a DJ for the majority of his career. Yet, somehow, he too managed to fall in love with electronic music, as so many others had before him. And although it may be just dance music to him, it does give off a very thoughtful and intelligent vibe. Just two years ago, in 2012, he released his debut album, Leland to wide critical praise. With his second full-length album, entitled Minutes of Sleep, Harris delves yet again into the crevices of downtempo house music, and pulls out a worthy successor to his other works. At eleven tracks and over an hour long, Minutes of Sleep isn’t exactly casual listening material.
To some extent, Minutes Of Sleep, Harris's new album, is the product of losing his mother, much as Leland was for his father, although he insists it's not that simple. Leland was a lot more innocent, heart-on-sleeve kind of album, and this one was a purposeful engagement with the difficulty of expression in moments of grief," he explains. Thaemlitz's influence is all over Minutes Of Sleep. The LP ends with a 14-minute Thaemlitz remix of "Dangerdream," a sprawling collage that feels like the work of another artist but fits in remarkably well anyways. Harris expresses admiration for Thaemlitz's no-mastering policy, and has his own specific approach to how records should sound-he mixed the LP on an old tape deck, keeping the levels low, the kind of loudness you might hear pressed on a '60s jazz vinyl record.
On 'Minutes of Sleep', Scissor and Thread label founder Francis Harris continues to grapple with the subjects of memory, loss and profound grief that suffused his critically acclaimed debut 'Leland' (2012), Collapse. Customers also bought. Poker Flat Recordings.
On Minutes of Sleep, Scissor and Thread label founder Francis Harris continues to grapple with the subjects of memory, loss and profound grief that suffused his critically acclaimed debut Leland. Tracks: A1: Hems A2: Dangerdream A3: Radiofreeze B1: Lean Back B2: You Can Always Leave B3: Me To Drift C1: What She Had C2: Blues News D1: New Rain D2: Minutes Of Sleep D3: Dangerdream (Terre Thaemlitz Remix). On Minutes of Sleep, Scissor and Thread label founder Francis Harris continues to grapple with the subjects of memory, loss and profound grief that suffused his critically acclaimed debut Leland. Harris revisits deeply personal territory with newfound perspective, heightened confidence and a markedly refined approach, yielding a noticeably matured and eloquent statement which transcends sorrowful brooding and rumination.
Sleep is an album by composer Max Richter. Released on September 4, 2015 on Deutsche Grammophon, as a digital download, and on December 11, 2015 as an 8-CD/1-Blu-ray se. the album serves as a concept album based around the neuroscience of sleep, hence its length of over eight hours. Sleep was accompanied by simultaneous release of the one-hour-long album, From Sleep, with seven additional tracks (different variations of tracks from the main album), and later by the remix album Sleep Remixes.