Published Dec 16, 2020Out of nowhere, Mica Levi has surprise released what's being called the British experimental artist's debut solo album. The record is called Ruff Dog, and it's arrived via Bandcamp.
While this is being called Levi's "debut," the artist has put out a ton of notable releases over the years, including the classic 2013 score to Under the Skin, as well as a bunch of group albums with Good Sad Happy Bad (f.k.a. Micachu and the Shapes).
Ruff Dog is made up of 11 track, including one that has the amazingly long title of "A plain clothed Jimi Hendrix drives me to Newcastle. For some reason the trip will take 3 days and he is going to do it for £150. He drives really smoothly and only listens to one album which is by someone with Joy in their name."
In a statement, Levi had the following to say of the album:
a lot of pixels later there was a huge surge in frequency and some tiny clouds of knowledge burst into rain during the dress rehearsal for the collection of a lost wav file. in this moment the other clouds parted and a ray of sunshine shone onto input 1 and 2 on the audio interface – the screen brightness dimmed and instead there was a long 6 hour recording session split into 2 days in which they quit smoking and decided to live in the song. after the break the words might rhyme or come out dusty. everlasting they left the phone call.
Listen to Ruff Dog below, where you'll also find a few newly released videos.