A thing Adam Port has been rendering services to in the past and that this new Keinemusik-release as well is contributing to: sprucing up the image of the guitar. In the course of music history the instrument certainly has been propped up hip-wise as cock-extension and abused for sleazy rockisms a bit too often. Port’s rehabilitation of the six-string comes in shape of “Ganesha Song”, the A-side of KM036. You’ll find some twang, rhythmically boosting the dynamics, be it implemented as a micro-loop within the beat-structure or slightly distorted as the leading theme of this tune. Another felicitous attempt of Port to merge peaktime-appeal with sound-nerdism and his refining method of groove.
More guitars on the flipside, but this time embedded into a whole ensemble that transfers Mariachi-impression into the context of Angolan folklore. Port approaches the source material of Quim Manuel O Espirito Santo’s with all due respect, while crafting his edit, but also with an adequate verve and modernistic percussive décor to tease a veritable floorfiller out of “Senhor Doutor”.
Two very different approaches to get some feet on the floor, showcasing Adam Port’s never ceasing will for artistic diversification.