After the recent release of his new album, Song for Alpha, Daniel Avery has dropped another body of work, Projector EP, accompanied with a video for album track “Glass.” The clip, which is directed by Tom Andrew and Sam Davis, was filmed at Avery’s recent sold-out all-night-long date at London’s historic York Hall. Watch the video here.
Taking its title from one of the album’s spectral highlights, the Projector EP’s additional trio of original productions expands on Avery’s regenerated sonic vision. Leaning further towards the rhythmic and propulsive intent behind his recent marathon DJ sets, the record serves to delve further still into his unfolding, ever-deepening sound.
Throughout “Glass,” an intimate, breathy vocal sample contrasts with a more industrially tinged base of heavily processed drums. Influenced by Song for Alpha’s embrace of the small hours, in Avery’s words “the light emerging from the darkness,” both tracks conjure an almost overwhelmingly tender atmosphere, rich in the hazy strains of rave history.
On the more experimental “REHBGBV4367,” the seams of Avery’s influences lap against one another in a steady crescendo of beautiful yet beatless noise, dissipating into ambience. Expanding on the delicate core ideas at the center of his creative ethos, the EP invites listeners on a further excursion of transient, psychedelic bliss.
Song For Alpha is out now via Phantasy/Mute in USA and Canada and via Phantasy worldwide. The album is Avery’s exploration of the space in which home listening and club music intersect.
Having just curated a day at Lyon’s Nuits Sonores festival, Avery’s Song For Alpha tour continues throughout the summer with appearances at Field Day, Exit Festival, Dour Festival, Lost Village and more – remaining dates below.
2. Shadow Mountain
DANIEL AVERY SONG FOR ALPHA TOUR:
May 19 – Rennes, France – Made Festival
May 26 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Hidden Door
June 1 – Marseille, France – Le Bon Air
June 2 – London, England – Field Day Festival
June 9 – Verona, Italy – Villafranca Castle
June 14 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz – b2b w/Courtesy
June 15 – Barcelona, Spain – Moog
June 22 – Hereford, England – Kallida Festival
June 23 – Offfenbach, Germany – Robert Johnson
July 6 – Paris, France – The Peacock Society Festival
July 12 – Novi Sad, Serbia – Exit Festival – b2b w/Rødhåd
July 13 – Dour, Belgium – Dour Festival
July 14 – Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival
July 20 – Biarritz, France – Biarritz En Ete Festival
July 21 – Berlin, Germany – Nation of Gondwana
August 18 – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands Festival
August 25 – Lincoln, UK – Lost Village Festiva