Ninja related action
Some new music recently from Ninja Tune – a label that I’ve always loved and been into up and down over the years depending on my level of weed intake and/or interest in the kind of sample based trip hop I initially associated them with. For long stretches I haven’t paid much attention to them but they’re still going after 27 years so respect for that at least. This year however they seem to have some interesting releases lined up with the two I’m about to mention and also new work from Nathan Fake.
Recently first evidence emerged of the Bug’s first work from his upcoming full-length with Dylan Carlson of doom metal group “earth” fame. I’m a fan of em both – and this sounds kind of as you might expect, but enjoyably heavy nonetheless and bodes well for an interesting album coming soon.
Then today, a matter of hours ago, that’s how on pulse I am on this one, actress/AZD hit my timeline with new material from a forthcoming album also on ninja tune. ‘X22RME’ initially hits like a berghain smasher before developing the bleepy melodies and lofi glitches that I enjoy so much from Actress. There’s also some voiceover in both English and Japanese which is tough for me to focus my brain on, like doing a magic eye with my ears. Actress is a bit divisive with not everything liking his music or aesthetic but I always enjoy his work, looking forward to this next release.