Actress (Darren Cunningham) - one of the preeminent and most singular voices in UK electronic music - returns with new album, ‘LXXXVIII’, released on Ninja Tune.
The conceptual groundwork for the album is built on a game of chess, each track named for a particular piece. With each thoughtful move the game grows and develops over time - something we can hear reflected throughout the album’s textured and delicate layers.
The release follows 2022’s mesmerizing ‘Dummy Corporation’ EP, which placed Actress firmly back in the centre of underground club culture. Prior to that his 2020 album, ‘Karma & Desire’ - which saw guest collaborations from Mercury Prize winner Sampha, Zsela and Aura T-09 - received widespread acclaim, with The Guardian commenting that the album “cements his place as one of the great poets of club culture.”
For fans of Skee Mask, Terrence Dixon, Floating Points, DjRUM, Burial, Mark Pritchard, Hype Williams, Four Tet, Carmen Villain, Drexciya.
CD housed inside printed inner sleeve within a full colour 3mm spined LP-style outer sleeve, shrink-wrapped in eco-plastic with sticker.
3LP format includes Crystal Clear coloured 140g double vinyl housed in an 8mm spined sleeve with printed inner sleeves and shrink-wrapped in eco-plastic with sticker. Includes bonus ‘88’ LP on 140g Crystal Clear vinyl within printed inner sleeve, and 300gsm full colour insert. Digital download code included.
2LP format - Deep Blue coloured 140g double vinyl housed in an 8mm spined sleeve with printed inner sleeves and shrink-wrapped in eco-plastic with sticker. Digital download code included.
‘LXXXVIII’ (CD / 3LP / 2LP)
Push Power ( a 1 )
Hit That Spdiff ( b 8 )
Azd Rain ( g 1 )
Memory Haze ( c 1 )
Game Over ( e 1 )
Typewriter World ( c 8 )
Its me ( g 8 )
Chill ( h 2 )
Green Blue Amnesia Magic Haze ( d 7 )
Oway ( f 7 )
M2 ( f 8 )
Azifiziks ( d 8 )
Pluto ( a 2 )
Lovely Muffled Tones and Beat
in the rain