King Midas Sound Announce Collaborative Album Series, 'Edition 1' with Fennesz
King Midas Sound (comprised of The Bug, Roger Robinson and Kiki Hitomi) debuted in 2009 with the LP Waiting For You on Hyperdub in 2009. Falling sonically somewhere between sub-electronic lovers' rock, dub and the bleakest, slowest mutation of narco hip-hop. Now in 2015, with a move over to Ninja Tune they can announce their second album and the start of a series of collaborative projects.
Edition 1 features Austrian guitarist / electronic musician Fennesz - listen to first track Waves on FACT Magazine, and below. His 2001 album Endless Summer was a mix of tonal guitars and emotional shifts which inspired and sparked an admiration within Kevin and Roger to bring him onboard.
Utilizing improvised guitar tracks, samples, and unreleased material from Fennesz's archive, Edition 1 took shape within the KMS framework. In the wake of Kevin Martin's last Bug album Angels & Devils, he wanted to create a record focused on kaleidoscopic sonic beauty, bathed in the bluest emotional lyricism. Sounds set adrift on their own tonal plain and reigned back in by Roger & Kiki's complimentary, yet extremely different deliveries.
Additionally, watch for these two sonic heavyweights and their no-holds-barred performance reputations to bring this collaboration to the live stage starting with European dates in the autumn. Edition 2 through 4 to follow, with collaborators kept under wraps, each one to be a genre-stretching and boundary-pushing surprise, packaged with a conceptual continuity.
The news was unveiled via a live Twitter interview between Kevin Martin aka The Bug and Christian Fennesz earlier today, hosted by The Quietus Editor-in-Chief John Doran. You can catch up on the interview here. Tracklist
2. On My Mind
3. Waves 4. Loving or Leaving
7. Above Water
8. We Walk Together
9. Our Love
Edition 1 released 18 September on LP, CD & digitally -
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