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Kode9 – "Escapology" out 15/07 via Hyperdub


‘Escapology’ - Kode9's first album since 2015's ‘Nothing’ – is the first audio document of a wider project, Astro-Darien, ongoing since last year. His most ambitious work yet as a multi-disciplinary artist, ‘Escapology’ is the soundtrack album to the sonic fiction Astro-Darien, which will be released in October on Hyperdub sub-label Flatlines.The music reconfigures Astro-Darien's tense, off-world atmospheres into slices of high definition, asymmetric club rhythms, woven through thrilling sound design and vertiginous sonics.‘Escapology’ is just one entry point into of the Astro-Darien universe, which had begun to surface in 2021 as a two-week audiovisual installation on the main dance floor at club space Corsica Studios in South London, and as a multi-channel diffusion on the 50 speaker Acousmonium at the invitation of INA-GRM in Paris, the institution founded in 1951 by the musique concrète pioneer Pierre Schaeffer, composer Pierre Henry and the engineer Jacques Poullin. The artwork for both ‘Escapology’ and Astro-Darien was produced by Kode9’s long-time collaborators Lawrence Lek (digital world design), and Optigram (typography and gfx). CD is the only physical format for this release, packaged in a transparent blu-ray style disc case.


TRACKLIST:


01. Trancestar North

02. The Break Up

03. Toxic Foam

04. Orbex

05. Angle Of Re-Entry

06. Freefall

07. In The Shadow Of Ben Hope

08. Sim-Darien

09. Cross The Gap

10. Uncoil

11. Astro-Darien

12. Lagrange Point

13. Docking

14. Torus

15. T-Divine

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