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The San
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12"

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RELEASE DATE
2/27/2006

Alan Abrahams aka Portable acknowledges a considerable debt to "The San," the collective term for a group of tribes found in the south of Africa -- who are being driven from their homeland after 20,000 years due to diamond prospecting. In his techno productions, the South African uses field recordings featuring the intricate polyrhythms these people have been beating out of percussive instruments for millennia. Despite their polyrhythmic momentum -- all three exclusive techno tracks are suffused with a deep melancholy: "Symmetry" with its forlorn vocal fragments, "Diorama" with ethereal guitars and pizzicatos and "Sunblind Remake" with its detached drumming. Some tracks feature Leo Fernandez on guitar.