Actress, aka Darren Cunningham, returns with a new album, now on Ninja Tune and a new music system called AZD (pronounced “Azid”), a chrome aspect journey into a parallel world. The album in few days has reached #3 in UK Electronic iTunes Album Chart and #5 in the US one. The album reviews, until now, leave no doubts: AZD is a masterpiece.
“Actress’ sixth LP reaches deep into both Cunningham’s clubbiest and most avant-garde impulses, exploring language and Afrofuturism while maintaining a musicality that holds the listener close”. (Pitchfork)
“It feels unfussy and workmanlike. Which isn’t to do it down: now that he’s back to just getting on with it, Cunningham can once again produce mirage-like moments of beauty like nobody else”. (Resident Advisor)
“AZD is an album you have to digest in full rather than dipping in and out. If you put in the effort this is one of the most rewarding albums of the year so far” (Drowned in the Sound)
Actress debuted his new live show at a sold out Village Underground on March 24th, and the tour has just started.
14 April Shelter - Amsterdam (DJ)
29 April North Atlantic Flux - Hull (DJ)
05 May Donau Festival - Krems (Live)
06 May Arts School - Glasgow (Live)
20 May Wetware - Beijing (Live)
26 May Nuits Fauves - Paris (Live)
27 May Nuits Sonores - Lyon (Live)
23 June Marsatac Festival - Marseille (Live)
01 July Pitch Festival - Amsterdam (Live)
14 July Lattexplus Festival - Florence (DJ)
29 July Farm Fest - Bruton, Sommerset (DJ)