London-based artist, producer and Hype Williams co-founder Dean Bluntis aknown member of the project, which released its debut BBF Hosted by DJ Escrow on Hyperdub on April 2.
The record, which features contributions from Arca and Micachu (aka Mica Levi), is a pastiche of tracks of murky grime and hip hop influenced electronic numbers with titles like ‘Greezebloc’, ‘Esco Freestyle’ and ‘Killuminati’ and a looping vocal sample that declares, “This makes me proud to be British”.
The trio of friends return almost by accident: what had started as an off-the-cuff jam session secretly recorded by drummer Marc Pell quickly developed into a new record that functions more as a collection of sonic ideas than a traditional album, described by Mica Levi as being recorded “non-stop, in one avalanche”.
Good Sad Happy Bad – which follows the success of their 2012 album, Never, and that of Levi’s critically acclaimed score for the sci-fi thriller Under the Skin – is described by the singer as being “the most free we have been”, and is out September 11 via Rough Trade.
The Let us know, really! exhibition is celebrating its closing with a finissage party at 3236 Rye Lane Studios on November 7.
The closing party comes with a stacked night of screenings and performances, followed by a proper party, complete with DJs. Starting out with a 7:30pm talk with artist Philippe Daerendinger titled ‘French Wine Dilutions: Extracts About Neighbourhood’, the finissage then brings three different film screenings by Fleur Melbourn, Natalie Price Hafslund, and Sam Tierney.
After the short film screenings, the finissage transforms into a performance space with a performance by Tirzah and Micachu (Mika Levi), followed by a DJ line-up to keep the party going.
New collaborative festivalVisions Festival is happening this Saturday, August 10 across three venues in east London. Oval House, London Fields Brewhouse and Netil House will present a range of artists including Haxan Cloak, Australian provocateur Kirin J Callinan and Molly Nilsson.
Most excitingly, Micachu‘s new production project with performer Tirzah will be appearing, following the release of their excellent I’m Not Dancing EP on Joe Goddard of Hot Chip’s Greco-Romanlabel.
Feeling her way through a sonic scrapbook of ideas and encounters, Raisa K creates an experimental sound scape ridden on a dynamic pop thrust. A debut solo release by the London-based producer –better known as keyboardist for Micachu and the Shapes, Raisa Khan –Feeder is a slightly manic EP dropped on brand new label Technicolour.