Aphex Twin has shared release details for his forthcoming EP, alongside a new video for first track ‘T69 collapse’.
Released on 14 September across digital and physical formats, the ‘Collapse EP’ features five new Aphex Twin tracks – the first on Warp since 2016’s ‘Cheetah EP’.
Watch the visual for first track ‘T69 collapse’, directed by Weirdcore below.
Out now on Warp Records, Clark’s new 12″, Honey Badger / Pig.
“The riff in this sounds bit a tropical to me. (you kidding m8?) From a rainy grey skyed uk perspective at least! Again it’s a simple hardware improv. I started messing with my friend Yamila’s vocals and crunching out these luscious Oberheim synth recordings I made. I wanted to write something that started out as a fluid, slightly muddy blur, muted euphoria, warm, then the landscape coarsens and distorts. I like that effect, from soft and sympathetic to quite brutal, angular patterns and more bling production. Just because I can produce now it doesn’t mean I don’t still love lo-fi grit :) They mutually enhance each other. The synth at the end is a counterpoint to that. It’s something I made of my wife Melanie singing on a skype call captured with a laptop mic. I’m quite chuffed with it. No presets allowed! It’s got a glow to it that reminds me of her.” – Chris Clark
First up is Orphans, a four-track EP with two AFX remixes credited to Richard D James’s longtime friend and collaborator Luke Vibert. The record that Warp slipped out during Field Day also gets a digital release with six extra bonus tracks. There are three demo versions of his landmark track “Windowlicker” in the cache, as well as a “dry version” of Philip Glass‘s take on “Icct Hedral.”
In addition, he’s tacked on bonus tracks to …I Care Because You Do, Analord 07, Donkey Rhubarb, Hangable Auto Bulb, Ventolin, Come To Daddy, Girl Boy, Drukqs, Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-2008 and Syro, in addition to his sole album as Polygon Window, Surfing On Sine Waves, and his 1994 EP self-titled EP as GAK. His 2007 record as The Tuss, Rushup Edge, originally released on Rephlex, is also available digitally. James also notes that all Rephlex material will be uploaded “in due course” along with extras.
Head over to AFX’s Warp Records online shop for full details and downloads.
RELEASED 7TH APRIL 2017
“I’ve had the title Death Peak since August 2016. It felt so right, I would repeat it to myself like a mantra. Death Peak Death Peak Death Peak. It starts gently, all meadows and butterflies and ends with you on top of this gnarly fearsome mountain peak, surveying a shattered landscape below”
Beauty through destruction…
Clark returns this spring with Death Peak. The album deftly weaves together the various threads of his extensive work, intertwining euphoric melodies and visceral rhythms of warehouse rave with newer vocal and choral elements.
Death Peak exposes the tension in Clark’s musical vocabulary “I love finding the fulcrum between opposites – I want my tracks to have sharp teeth, but you want to stroke them too. They sound ancient, but beamed in from the future, soft, corrosive”.
Album track ‘Peak Magnetic’ is a club-ready 4am affair – vigorous, singular, hard to define. As Clark explains “I wanted the kick to sound like some massive natural event, barely controlled, a boulder bouncing down a hill with birds tweeting around it. A complete mud-ball of a pulse that anchors everything to it through sheer mass. It makes me think of outdoor spring time raving”.
‘Catastrophe Anthem’ features the voices of a children’s choir eerily chanting the mantra, “We are your ancestors”. Clark has rarely used vocals before, but here every song has an element of human voice.
“Nearly all the tracks have some form of vocal recording on them. I only realised this late in the recording process. I get hypnotised by the human voice – the most perfect synth.
Vocals can be a bit of an awkward hat, that producers wear to try and get attention. Death Peak voices are the opposite of that. The vocal elements are just another instrument in the mix. It’s taken me awhile to get to this level of confidence with it.”
Recently he released a split 12-inch with label mates Mark Pritchard & Bibio and worked remixes with the likes of Nils Frahm and Max Richter. Significantly, Clark has turned his hand to scoring. He released the foreboding cinematic soundtrack to the 2016 BAFTA nominated Sky Atlantic series ‘The Last Panthers’ and composed a score for Macbeth at the Young Vic theatre. Late in 2016 he composed ‘Enter The Void’ especially for The Echo Society orchestra, conducted by Joe Trapanese (M83 & Daft Punk collaborator) and performed at the historic Ace Theatre, LA.
Clark signed to Warp in his late-teens. His studio sound has evolved and matured over two decades; although he would say he’s only just starting. His amorphous industrial noise has ever-grown and influenced producers, dancefloors and festivals around the world.
This year he will continue to tour, combining the contemporary dance choreography of frequent collaborator Melanie Lane with his customised rave bangers. This includes Clark’s biggest UK show to date at Brixton Electric.
01. Spring But Dark
02. Butterfly Prowler
03. Peak Magnetic
05. Slap Drones
07. Catastrophe Anthem
08. Living Fantasy
09. Un U.K.
Clark will play the following shows – with more to be announced:
24/02/2017 : Melbourne, The Night Cat Tickets
18/03/2017 : Southport, Bang Face Tickets
25/03/2017 : Istanbul, Sonar Tickets
01/04/2017 : Hong Kong, Sonar Tickets
15/04/2017 : Bruges, More Music Festival Tickets
21/04/2017 : Berlin, Funkhaus Tickets
22/04/2017 : London, Electric Brixton Tickets
16/06/2017 : Barcelona, Sonar Festival Tickets
Off the back of another extremely busy year, Warp Records’ Clark returns to London for his biggest UK headline to show to date, which will herald new music from the man himself and more ‘human special effects’ from dancers Melanie Lane and Kianí del Valle. 2016 has shown the Berlin-based producer’s incredible diversity, including the release of the soundtrack to the critically-acclaimed Sky Atlantic series The Last Panthers, writing three new scores for contemporary dance choreographers Antony Hamilton and Melanie Lane, on top of collaborations with label mates Mark Pritchard and Bibio and contributing to the Save Fabric campaign.
The announcement of his live show will coincide with the giveaway of two tracks from the Clark archives. The savage, rave-destined hip hop bootlegs of Bone Thugs and Trina highlight his diverse production skills, especially in light of their contrast to his recent scores. Now back in the studio and working on new material, who knows what this man will do next?
‘one of his best albums yet’ – Mixmag on The Last Panthers
‘A truly essential artist’ – Drowned In Sound
‘The end of the world is coming and Chris Clark is writing its soundtrack’ – Pitchfork
elseq 1 – 5 was released May 2016, and is exclusively available here
Artwork by The Designers Republic
Oneohtrix Point Never’s new album Garden Of Delete is out now worldwide.
“One of our generation’s most creative and forward-thinking musicians”
“absolutely gripping—strange, moving, hilarious, sometimes pushing the limits of good taste, but always in a way that makes you want to hear more.”
Pitchfork, 8.7/10 (Best New Music)
“A sound collage like no other, Garden of Delete finds Lopatin engaging listeners with an album that almost defies description.”
“veers back and forth between sections of serene glitch-folk and overbearing, distorted riffage like a manic-depressive motherboard.”
“a wholly singular and groundbreaking release that, while adhering to many past and present genre trends, seems prepared to go further in collating and collaging influences than most other electronic releases dare to go”
The 405, 9/10
“a beautifully arranged and slightly sickly morass of curdled pop tropes, out of which spurt a bodacious riff or glossy rave arpeggio. Oddly no-one does this better.”
“[Garden Of Delete] isn’t about sensory pleasure. It’s about sensory gluttony, auditory overload, and revelling in the difficulty of its pacing.”
The Line Of Best Fit, 8.5/10
“Lopatin screenshots the landscape of desire, a sketch of philo-fiction found between self-erasure and self-aggrandizement, built as a theoretical installation of denial.”
Tiny Mix Tapes, 4.5/5
Daniel Lopatin AKA Oneohtrix Point Never discusses the world of Garden Of Delete in a number of interviews,
Garden Of Delete is available to own on Double Gatefold Vinyl LP with printed inner sleeves and download card, CD with 24 page booklet in jewel case and Digital formats, as as well as to stream at:
The wait is over, the band is back, and it’s going to be a massive 2015 for one of the most exciting live acts on the planet.
Shangaan electro innovator Nozinja presents his debut album on Warp Records, an invigorating blast of future-facing dance music from Limpopo, South Africa.
Nozinja Lodge sees the producer test the frantic upper limits of Shangaan Electro on white-knuckle, rave-channelling cuts like Baby Do You Feel Me and Vatswelani, while enjoying the freedom to take his foot off the gas and bring a deeper, lilting touch to his trademark sound on Vomaseve Hina and closing track Jaha. Featuring a community of Shangaan vocalists alongside Nozinja, the songs take in themes of love, faith and tribal customs – while endlessly chasing the visceral thrill of the dance.
The record has a unique soul, stamped with the spirit of the Shangaan people, their language and musical history. Coming out of South Africa’s vibrant post-apartheid cultural landscape but with no clearly discernible peers, Nozinja is a true visionary of the 21st century digital diaspora.
This summer Nozinja will be in residence at Station to Station, a ’30 Day Happening’ curated by Doug Aitken taking place at London’s Barbican. He will also be performing at a number of summer festivals, starting on 1 May with Red Bull Music Academy Festival in New York.
Listen To Album Track ‘Xihukwani’ Here: https://soundcloud.com/nozinja/xihukwani
‘Tsekeleke’ is the first release by Nozinja since signing to the label, the video was filmed in Johannesburg and directed by Chris Saunders.
The new track will feature on a 12” due out later this year, more information about Nozinja and the Shangaan electro sound is available here, where you can also listen to a playlist of his previous collaborations, remixers and productions.
- 01 – Liverpool – Sound City – Tickets / Info
- 02 – Paris – La Machine du Moulin Rouge – Tickets / Info
- 03 – Krems – Donau Festival – Tickets / Info
- 04 – London – Electrowerkz – Tickets / Info
- 05 – Sheffield – The Harley – Tickets / Info
- 08 – Gent – Vooruit – Tickets / Info
- 09 – Berlin – Urban Spree – Tickets / Info
- 10 – Utrecht – Spiegelbar – Tickets / Info
- 02 – Katowice – Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival – Tickets / Info
News just announced by Warp
We are pleased to announce the signing of Oneohtrix Point Never, and his debut release for Warp ‘R Plus Seven’ due 30th September.
“Music that gently triggers a series of images and feelings, none of which you can name and all of which seem entirely common.” – The New Yorker
Under the moniker Oneohtrix Point Never, Daniel Lopatin’s debut on Warp contains many familiarities for listeners who have followed the acclaimed electronic music composer’s development over the last 5 years, however the new record is a major departure from previous work. Lopatin’s experimental inclinations lurk behind the scenes – in the concepts and procedures he adopts to create the tracks.
‘R Plus Seven’ is disruptive and hypnotic in equal measure, and the fun of it lies in trusting Lopatin as he guides you past – and often through – a succession of walls and mirrors.
ANNOUNCED LIVE AV DATES ::
17/9/13 – Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral – Brooklyn, NY
22/9/13 – Sacrum Profanum – Kraków, PL
27/9/13 – Le Trabendo w/ Mondkopf – Paris, FR
28/9/13 – Today’s Art Festival – The Hague, NL
1/10/13 – Centre for Contemporary Arts – Glasgow, UK
3/10/13 – Islington Assembly Hall – London, UK
4/10/13 – Berghain w/ Stellar Om Source + Lorenzo Senni – Berlin, DE
5/10/13 – De Kreun – Kortrijk, BE
16/11/13 – Walker Art Center w/ Tim Hecker – Minneapolis, MN
22/11/13 – 24/11/13: ATP Weekender @ Pontins Holiday Centre – East Sussex, UK
We are now finishing the final booking for the all new OPN + live visuals by Nate Boyce show for 2013 – only remaining dates are from 20th > 30th November.
Autechre have announced they will release a new album entitled Exai in March 2013 via Warp Records.
And before y’all ask… they are currently not booking live shows.. dont call us, we’ll call you!!
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After his well received ‘Meantime’ EP on Warp Records, the ever diverse Kwes has since been commissioned by Peroni to collaborate on a contemporary opera with the ‘Go Opera’ production company whilst he finalizes his next Warp EP out in late 2012 and then full length LP in 2013. Check out the introduction below, ahead of his UK performances later this year.