Featuring Actress, Zsela, Yves Tumor, Sampha and Air of mystery T-09.
Final week Actress released his highly-anticipated seventh solo album, Karma & Desire. After teasing the venture with a chain of cryptic tweets, newsletters, password safe websites and yet every other album, 88, the fresh file arrives as a departure from producer Darren Cunningham’s heady electronic compositions, that contains heavy vocal contributions from artists at the side of Zsela, Sampha and Air of mystery T-09.
These collaborators join Yves Tumor and Cunningham himself in the accompanying short movie. Directed by Lee Bootee, the movie can pay homage to Wim Wenders’ 1987 traditional Wings Of Desire, environment a mysterious admire legend of clandestine, nocturnal meetings, company espionage, virtual avatars and techno-conspiracy in opposition to tracks taken from Karma & Desire. The video also has some engaging similarities, and almost definitely a shared universe, with John Frusciante’s most up-to-date video for ‘Tag E’, which stars Lee Bootee and changed into as soon as produced by Air of mystery T-09.
In characteristically obscure style, this redacted message arrives with the unlock: “See ██████ short movie ██ Karma & Desire ████████ director Lee Bootee. A admire legend––or the legend of a uncared for connection––███ ███████ ██████ isolation, chilly magnificence, ████ surveillance ████████. Salvage your self a voyeur █████ ███ ████████. ████████ born again into this maze of karma and wish.”
Cunningham describes the fresh album as “a romantic tragedy assign of abode between the heavens and the underworld”, explaining that the venture covers “the the same kind of issues that I like to chat about – admire, dying, technology, the questioning of 1’s being”.
Karma & Desire is out now, on Ninja Tune.
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