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actress

R.I.P.

HONEST JON'S RECORDS



CD

Released: 23rd Apr 2012

£9.99


2lp

Released: 30th Apr 2012

£21.99


superlative sonic manipulation, marrying submerged beats with odd tones, fragile structures & minimalist repetition - needs to be heard to be believed! a suite of electronic laments, tone structures & dreamtime rhythms swim behind intricately crafted sonic details.

south london’s darren cunningham completely changed the game of london bass music with 2010’s ‘splazsh’. ‘r.i.p’ zooms further in on the minimalist edge & microscopic sound surgery that made his music so beguiling. there are still danceable rhythms but they are almost implied, filtered between cyclic patterns of mesmerising poly-rhythms that gradually unveil their discernible patterns to almost rapturous effect. his intuitive & original grasp of textures & rhythm puts him on a parallel path to dance music innovators such as drexciya, t++, aphex twin & burial.

daniel recommends: "superlative sonic manipulation, marrying submerged beats with odd tones, fragile structures & minimalist repetition."

jason recommends: "darren cunningham’s third album as actress is a master class in abstract dance. fuzzy textures, mechanical drones, baleful strings, blurred pulsing rhythms & micro vocal samples combine to complete in my opinion his best work to date."

leo recommends: "a truly progressive album, sucking you into his strange world of hypnotic, ambient dance loops & distant melodic textures. develops his effortlessly unique sound into something dark & masterful."

matt recommends: "an album of massive scope that places actress at the forefront of the increasingly interesting, & ever evolving uk bass scene - this one needs to be heard to be believed".

R.I.P.

Tracklist

  1. R.I.P.
  2. Ascending
  3. Holy Water
  4. Marble Plexus
  5. Uriel's Black Harp
  6. Jardin
  7. Serpent
  8. Shadow From Tartarus
  9. Tree Of Knowledge
  10. Raven
  11. Glint
  12. Caves Of Paradise
  13. The Lord's Graffiti
  14. IWAAD
  15. N.E.W.