Mute recording artist, Daniel Avery has released B-sides & Remixes, the album is available digitally today through Phantasy/Mute in the US & Canada and Phantasy worldwide. Produced solely and exhaustively in his London studio, the lengthy recording process for Song For Alpha spanned some years as Avery continued to tour, collaborate and experiment as a producer. Left with over 100 tracks that were eventually distilled into his second album, B Sides & Remixes delves into the parallel universe of music that arose from these tireless, creative sessions. “To me the world of Song For Alpha is much bigger than just the record itself – the making of it dominated my life for half a decade – so it feels good to shine a light in more corners of the process,” Avery explains.
Avery invited a number of his contemporaries and some of the most vital underground producers in the world to rework his original material, with transformative results. Jon Hopkins, Actress and Four Tet each contribute typically bold reinterpretations of Song for Alpha’s standards. Deeper still, the collection highlights remixes from uncompromising, underground producers such as Giant Swan, Manni Dee, Mor Elian, Inga Mauer and Anastasia Kristensen. Close friend and occasional DJ partner HAAi premieres a brand new remix as does Avery’s studio neighbor and collaborator as PSSU, Richard Fearless. Meanwhile, pioneering techno acts Surgeon, Luke Slater and Patrick Russell apply their individual sensibilities, complimenting the album’s heritage of experimental electronics.
With a run of dates in the pipeline including summer festivals such as Sónar, Parklife and more, Avery has also collaborated with frequent production partners Flat-E to create an immersive art installation called “Falling Light.” The installation will to debuted at the Leeds International Festival on May 2 and features original music by Avery. The work is described as a piece of architecture that comes alive, an illuminated space for people to experience original music. Head here to purchase tickets.
Daniel Avery Song For Alpha Tour
April 5 – Bath, England – Moles
April 6 – Belgrade, Serbia – Drugstore
April 12 – Pristina, Kosovo – Rilindja Warehouse
April 19 – Kiev, Ukraine – Closer
April 20 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Terminal V Festival
April 27 – Paris, France – Weather Festival
May 11 – Istanbul, Turkey – Zorlu Performing Arts
May 24 – Kent, England – Ramsgate Music Hall
May 26 – Glasgow, Scotland – Riverside Festival
June 1 – Dublin, Ireland – Forbidden Fruit Festival
June 1 – Belfast, Northern Ireland – AVA
June 2 – Lyon, France – Nuits Sonores
June 7 – London, England – Junction 2
June 9 – Manchester, England – Parklife Festival
July 6 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Expedition Festival
July 19 – Barcelona, Spain – Sónar Festival