P O R T V I N C E N T
Port Vincent is a new project by singer & songwriter Paul Thrane and instrumentalist & producer Mads Arlien-Søborg. Two musical soul mates and previous members of the critically acclaimed band ”Goldfinger”:
Caught somewhere between the muddy waters of the Louisiana bayou and the calm, cool and collected air of Copenhagen, Port Vincent dangles midair – between warm-blooded, foot-stomping passion and nonchalant, gloomy melancholy. No stranger to pain, no friend of pretense, Port Vincent tells it like it is. Grudges are held, losses are counted and flames rekindled as the past becomes painfully present and the present dissolves into pure music. Such are the strange, therapeutic qualities of Port Vincent’s intimate universe of gallant cavemen and brutal storytellers.
With the experienced baritone of lead singer and songwriter Paul Thrane, the atmospheric soundscape provided by Mads Arlien-Søborg (guitars and more), Jesper Thomsen (drums), Peter Buch (bass) and visual artist Klaus Nedergaard – Port Vincent offers up bittersweet companionship and a chance to retrieve your long-lost mojo.
PAUL THRANE – SOLO:
“I cry for love and entertainment
I’ll beg for summer and a kissˮ
If you like your art both high and low, if you prefer your music nicely polished but with its rough edges intact, and if you’d rather your singers croon and holler, whisper then shout all within the same song , then Paul Thrane’s new EP “When The Water Reaches My Head” is for you.
Cooly produced by Ken Gudman prize-winning musician and Boat Man Love frontman Lars Skjærbæk, “When The Water…” offers listeners a little bit of everything that has made each Paul Thrane recording something special. You’ll hear those moody atmospheres of distant cloudy chords, you’ll enjoy the heartfelt swell of epic choruses, and you’ll welcome the candle-lit intimacy of quiet pre-dawn confessions.
But most of all, you’ll remember that voice
That voice – which you’ve known since the rowdy days of Never Cry Wolf and the glittering nights of Goldfinger, which you’ve missed since the spine-tingling solo CD Bloody Happiness – is back on these four songs, just as strong and shivery as ever. Just as high and low, just as polished and rough, just as epic and intimate as Paul Thrane is supposed to be.
When the water reaches your head, you’ll cry for love and entertainment, as well
Neill C. Furio – Greenwich Village 2013.
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