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King Cannibal becomes House Of Black Lanterns

By | Published on Friday 31 August 2012

House Of Black Lanterns

Dylan Richards, who has previously released music under the names of King Cannibal and Zilla for labels including Ninja Tune and Warp, has announced a new project, House Of Black Lanterns.

The new venture sees Richards move further away from the drum n bass and dubstep realms he’s previously inhabited, though he very much retains the distinct dark and foreboding atmosphere which all of his productions are swathed in. The new project will also have a visual element to it.

Says Richards: “House Of Black Lanterns is firstly about suspense, space and depth. More restrained than anything I have worked on before, the threat of violence is buried in deep texture rather than worn of my sleeve. Space is important to this project, both in terms of the space within these productions and the creative space. House Of Black Lanterns will be an evolving experiment bringing in shifting contributors. I’m excited to share the birth of this project, as it has been my primary focus for the last year and is my sole priority”.

King Cannibal will remain a going concern as a live act – his next show a performance with the Kronos Quartet at the Sacrum Profanum festival in Poland next month – though Richards says he has no further plans to record under that name. But then, when you’ve submitted one of the best tracks to Björk’s massive ‘Biophilia’ remix project, you might as well stop there, eh?

The debut House Of Black Lanterns album is planned for release early next year via Jon Convex’s Convex Industries record company, while Richards has also launched his own label, Shock & Desire, for other unreleased material. A single through that label is expected later this year.

You can hear a whole load of House Of Black Lanterns material, plus that aforementioned Björk rework in this mix, which Richards has put together for The Quietus. You can also download it to keep forever and ever right here.