Published Aug 04, 2015Kevin Martin is best known as the Bug, but he also plays in the trio King Midas Sound. That band are launching a four-part series of collaborative records, and Edition 1 in the set is with Austrian ambient master Christian Fennesz.
Edition 1 is due out on September 18 through Ninja Tune. It was built around improv guitar tracks, samples and unheard material from Fennesz's archives. A press release notes that Martin "wanted to create a record focused on kaleidoscopic sonic beauty, bathed in the bluest emotional lyricism."
The album cover is above and the tracklist is below. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to hear the cut "Waves," which is a shadowy ambient soul dirge. If you're suitably impressed, Edition 1 can be pre-ordered here in various formats.
King Midas Sound and Fennesz are planning to tour collaboratively this fall in Europe. A couple of dates are already booked, and the schedule so far can be seen below.
Expect further editions in King Midas Sound's collaborative albums series to be announced in due course.
2. On My Mind
4. Loving or Leaving
7. Above Water
8. We Walk Together
9. Our Love
09/18 Tilburg, Netherlands - Incubate Festival
09/19 Gent, Belgium - Vooruit