In the market for some new music from Massive Attack without having to shell out for a motion-sensitive smartphone app? Well, it looks as if the group will be giving the sounds of their Fantom app a more traditional release as an EP titled Ritual Spirit.
As previously reported, the iPhone-exclusive Fantom is being described as "sensory remixer," which alters the sounds of a handful of new Massive Attack tracks, depending on your activity throughout the day. It had been revealed at the time that the band's Robert Del Naja and Grant Marshall had contributed four pieces to the interactive experience.
Of these, "Voodoo in My Blood" was teased as a collaboration with UK unit Young Fathers, while it was concluded that "Take It There" features vocals from Tricky, owing to the fact that a vocalist named "thaws" is credited on the piece (Tricky's birth name is Adrian Thaws).
Now, as Consequence of Sound points out, it appears as if a physical release of the music is on the way. An Instagram post from Del Naja from the other day, which you can see down below, teases artwork from a release presumably titled Ritual Spirit.
The sleeve art confirms Tricky's appearance on "Take It There," as well as Young Fathers' participation and guest vocals from Roots Manuva on "Dead Editors" and Azekel on the title cut.
While a release date has yet to be delivered, a representative for the band has said that the record does not come out today (January 22). It's arrival beyond that, however, is unclear.
Besides a few art projects and re-releases, Massive Attack's last prominent release was 2010's Heligoland.