There’s exciting news from Nightports, who have announced the release of a new album entitled Minster. As in previous records, the ingenious pair approach their projects with sets of pre-defined rules, be it only using sounds produced by a featured musician, as they did with previous collaborative albums with Matthew Bourne, Betamax, and Tom Herbert, or by creating music only with sounds recorded in a specific place on one day like in their 2020 On Wat Chedi Luang EP. The 14th century Hull Minster is the sole source of sounds on the upcoming Minster, and we find the pair exploring and reworking the recordings they undertook of the bells and of its clock mechanism in varied ways.
Minster is set for release on April 7th through The Leaf Label but we can already hear the first immersive and hauntingly beautiful single, ’Trinity’.
In other related news, Nightports are set to perform their new work at Hull Minster this Friday, March 17th at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm. The performance will be part of The Awakening, the prelude to this year’s Hull Freedom Festival and it will be free.