Published Mar 05, 2014Jazzy Toronto hip-hop experimentalists Badbadnotgood are getting ready to follow up their 2012 effort BBNG 2 with the next sequentially appropriate entry into their catalogue: III.
The details have not yet been released in full, but a press release confirms that this next album arrives May 6 through Innovative Leisure in the U.S. and Pirates Blend in Canada. The album was recorded in Toronto at the trio's newly built home studio and is said to have found the act taking "a completely analog approach" to prepping the set. This goes from songwriting, to recording on reel-to-reel audio tape instead of digitally.
The LP is said to showcase the trio proper's blend of rich drums, bass and "mastery with synths," while adding the occasional flourish of strings or horns.
"This album is the sum of all the experiences and growth we've had over the past couple of years, touring everywhere, playing with all kinds of brilliant people, learning from everything that's happened to us, and honing in on this knowledge to make something truly special" drummer Alex Sowinski said in a statement.
Though a tracklisting has not been revealed, the album is expected to feature the previously teased "CS60," as well as the newly unveiled "Can't Leave the Night." You can check the steady rise of floating keyboards and dramatic, yet minimalist percussive tones on the track via the player down below.
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