2018 Reissue of the Classic, Now in HQ Gatefold Sleeve! Original Cover Art, Carefully remastered 2LP from Original Tapes + Bonus Download! Following in the wake of *Leland* (2012), the critically acclaimed full length debut by label founder Francis Harris, Scissor and Thread is proud to announce the release of his anticipated sophomore LP, *Minutes of Sleep*. The album is a further foray into Harris signature blend of house, modern classical, shoe-gaze and noise which is the artists most ambitious and accomplished work to date.
Francis Harris is one of the most interesting figures on the american electronic music cicruit and beyond. His output has gone from tightly wound tech house cuts as Adultnapper in the early days, sublime deep house as Frank & Tony, intricate and expressive musical journeys as evident in his two solo-albums ‘Leland’ and ‘Minutes Of Sleep’, and ambient shoegaze with two Aris Kindt albums, co-produced with Gabe Hedrick. Most recently Harris branched out with a new label - Kingdoms - a home for his love of a more adventurous sound. Up until now his most notable milestones remain the two solo-albums Leland (2012) and Minutes Of Sleep (2014) who became essential albums of the genre. Both albums have been out of print for a long time and due to public demand we are happy to present new vinyl editions of both albums. Carefully restored from original masters and artwork the albums now appear in gatefold-sleeves while Leland spans over three vinyl discs and Minutes Of Sleep over two, just like the sold out originals. ‚Leland’ features Danish vocalist Gry on three tracks including “lostfound,” the first single and video which was remixed by Mathew Herbert and debuted on Pitchfork. Also featured throughout are Emil Abramyan, whose poignant performance on cello evokes comparison to Arthur Russell, and Greg Paulus (No Regular Play/Matthew Dear Band), whose improvisational free jazz inspired trumpet accents converse thoughtfully with Harris’ own tonal melodies performed on piano and guitar. [txt from ]