The Manchester duo are set to drop their debut album on Dais in two weeks time.
It’s the group’s first full-length since 2020’s landmark hybtwibt? mixtape, expanding the project’s palette with classical strings, shimmering guitar, and visionary vocal cameos, leaning further into their enigmatic fusion of ambient unrest and cosmic downtempo. It’s a sound both fogged and fragmented, at the axis of song craft and sound design, born from and for the yearning solitudes of life under lockdown.
Having already dropped two early visuals to B£E ft. blackhaine and Rings ft. Guest, the new LP transcends the sum of the duo’s early influences, and shows what they’re capable of. Both ambitions are entirely realised. The collection’s 19 tracks flow with a synergy and sophistication as rare as they are radical, untethered to the dusty dub-techno templates of Space Afrika’s early years.The album contains interstitial anthems, expressionistic and open-ended, delirious but deliberate, attuned to the drift and dreamstate of the present moment: “Ultimately this is an homage to U.K. energy, and an album about love and loss.”
‘Honest Labour’ is out August 27th via Dais and is available to pre-order here.
Tracklist A1. yyyyyy2222 A2. Indigo Grit ft. guest A3. Lose You Beau A4. Solemn A5. LV A6. Preparing the Perfect Response ~ A7. Ny Interlude A8. Rings ft. guest A9. Noise Sweet A10. B£E ft. Blackhaine B1. Like Orchids B2. Meet Me At Sachas B3. U ft. kinseyLloyd B4. <> B5. Girl Scout Cookies ft. bianca scout B6. Ladybird Drone B7. With Your Touch B8. Strength ft. LA Timpa B9. Honest Labour ft. HforSpirit