Vessels will release a special edition of their skyscraping 2015 album Dilate on April 1st, their first release on [PIAS] electronic imprint Different Recordings. It features brand new single “4AM”, “which finds the Leeds five-piece in devastating widescreen form: a swelling ode to that space between a big night out and a day yet to show its face. An open-hearted chord progression evokes the stillness and serenity of early morning while the blood still rushes through your veins from the night before. Hope, solitude, determination. Add a glittering array of remixes and this new expanded edition of Dilate is the perfect encapsulation of an incredible 12 months for the band.
Dilate was originally released in March 2015 on the band’s own Bias imprint. Working with producer Richard Formby (Ghostpoet, Wild Beasts, Darkstar), it marked the culmination of their transition from soaring guitars to fluid electronics. Fusing the epic builds and elegant breakdowns of their previous work, with physical electronic rhythms. Vessels’ tracks have been reworked by the likes of Ripperton and Berghain/Panorama Bar residents Barker & Baumecker; they’ve completed remixes for Nils Frahm, Public Service Broadcasting, Rival Consoles, Maxïmo Park and more.
The Dilate special edition is available on 180g gatefold double vinyl (with download code), CD and digital formats. All versions include the original album plus ‘4AM’ and a reworking by Ninja Tune’s FaltyDL. The digital editions include bonus track ‘Beautiful You Me’ and remixes by Houndstooth artist Throwing Snow, Berlin-based DJ / label head Len Faki and British trio LV.