Darren J. Cunningham a.k.a Actress will release a new album called “AZD” (pronounced “Azid”) on the 14th of April via Ninja Tune. It will be the follow up to 2014’s Ghettoville. The British musician has also shared the video of the lead track “X22RME,” watch the video below.
A press release describes the new album “themed around chrome – both as a reflective surface to see the self in, and as something that carves luminous voids out of any colour and fine focuses white and black representing the perfect metaphor for the bleakness of life in the Metropolis as suggested by Anish Kapoors Cloud Gate.”
Cunningham says it “will 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, 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.” Check out the cover album and the full tracklist below.
02. UNTITLED 7
04. BLUE WINDOW
08. FALLING RIZLAS
09. DANCING IN THE SMOKE
10. FAURE IN CHROME
11. THERE’S AN ANGEL IN THE SHOWER