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Daniel Avery and Alessandro Cortini to release collaborative album

By | Published on Friday 31 January 2020

Daniel Avery and Alessandro Cortini

Daniel Avery and Nine Inch Nails’ Alessandro Cortini have announced that they will release an album together, titled ‘Illusion Of Time’, in March. The title track is out now.

“It was very much a shared process”, says Avery of making the record. “I would like to credit Alessandro with his belief that music has a life of its own, as well as the importance he places on the first take… That even something that may be considered out-of-step by some should be respected. Some of the tracks were borne simply out of a tiny synth part, or a bit of tape hiss that we had recorded. And that approach taught me a lot. It’s a record that’s been worked on hard, but not laboured over”.

Cortini adds: “I was a big fan of Daniel’s, and his work always spoke to me in a certain way. Then, when we started working together, it just clicked. It’s very hard to explain, but I can always hear the love in his work, and that is true on this record. After our first collaboration, we just kept sending each other music and maintaining that dialogue. Next thing you know, we’re sitting in a hotel room in New York and had finished the record in three hours”.

The album will be out on 27 Mar through Phantasy. Watch the video for ‘Illusion Of Time’ here: