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Actress announces new album and live show

By | Published on Thursday 16 March 2017


Actress is back with a new album, ‘AZD’, set for release on 14 Apr through Ninja Tune. It will be his first LP since 2014’s ‘Ghettoville’.

Of first single ‘X22RME’, he says: “I did 50 versions of the tune. Different parts were on tape, CD, different old computers and USB sticks, so it was quite intimidating to revisit and complete. The track was in the end built out of three hours of different passages”.

The producer is also preparing a new live show, set to be unveiled at London’s Village Underground as part of Convergence Festival on 24 Mar. It will, he says “be a test frame for linking circuits using various forms of language – Midi globalised language, Lyrical language, Tikal Graffiti code and various other Synthesiser language – to create one intelligent musical instrument called AZD”.

He goes on: “If successful it will produce the first translucent, non-soluble communication sound pill synergised through impressionistic interpretations of technological equipment. This is the music vitamin of the Metropolis”.

So that sounds like something worth checking out, if only to work out what any of that meant. Here’s the video for ‘X22RME’: