Pre-Order Notes + Order Instructions
- This item is scheduled to ship Late October 2020 (subject to change)
- If you want to order additional items with a pre-order item, please make separate orders (1 order with pre-order item, 1 order with everything else)
- If there is a delay, we will contact you directly
- all pre-orders come with Turntable Lab stickers + notepad
Actress’ sixth full-length rolls out in no hurry whatsoever; Darren Cunningham seemingly comfortable in his position as premier purveyor of challenging and forward-thinking album-length UK techno music. Many of the tunes seem to exist as a vehicle for the guest vocals, of which there are a slew, waxing and waning for a minute or two before reshuffling the deck and moving on. A ghostly vocal from Zsela lends a cold human touch to the adjacent “Angels Pharmacy” and “Remembrance,” Sampha officially appears on three tunes although his presence reverberates throughout; at times it feels like you’re listening to a new Sampha record with really incredible production and zero crossover aspirations. Actress records follow their own logic; he zigzags from solo piano meditation “Public Life” (featuring Vanessa Benelli Mosell) directly into the damaged arpeggio of “Fret,” into the pillowy sound art of “Loose” (featuring Rebekah Christel) which rapidly shifts into a frenetic jit shockout, then slithers into waterlogged deep house groove “Turin” (featuring Aura T-09) which is generously allowed 7+ minutes to unfurl… we don’t dare try to understand it, we simply love it. Other standouts: “Reverend,” “XRAY,” “Leaves Against The Sky,” “Diamond X.” Deluxe edition is pressed on crystal clear 2LP housed in wide-spined jacket with printed inner sleeves, housed in metallic foil outer bag with Turntable Lab exclusive 12” art print, limited to 100 copies. Recommended.
- Turntable Lab exclusive deluxe edition w/ exclusive 12x12" double-sided art print
- crystal clear double vinyl pressing (please note: actual pressing color and packaging may differ from mock-up photo)
- housed in silver foil metallic outer bag
- printed 12" sleeve w/ printed inner sleeves
- digital download included
- limited edition of 100
- release date: 10/23/20
- tracklist: A1. Fire and Light A2. Angels Pharmacy (feat. Zsela) A3. Remembrance (feat. Zsela) A4. Reverend B1. Leaves Against The Sky B2. Save B3. VVY (feat. Sampha) B4. XRAY B5. Gliding Squares C1. Many Seas, Many Rivers (feat. Sampha) C2. Loveless (feat. Aura T-09) C3. Public Life (Performed by Vanessa Benelli Mosell) C4. Fret D1. Loose (feat. Christel Well) D2. Turin (feat. Aura T-09) D3. Diamond X D4. Walking Flames (feat. Sampha)
- music label: Ninja Tune 2020
reviewed by departmental dan 08/2020
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