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  • 03/27/2014

Luke Abbott Announces Sophomore Album for Border Community, Shares Lead Track

A mainstay of James Holden's Border Community label, UK modular synth specialist Luke Abbott has shared the details of his forthcoming second album, unveiling its 12-and-a-half-minute lead single in the process. As Resident Advisor reports, Wysing Forest (artwork above) is named after Cambridge's Wysing Arts Centre, where Abbott spent six weeks of 2012 recording the album as part of his residency. The producer says of his nine-track LP, "The record is mostly made up of live recordings. Some were recorded at a performance at Wysing in front of a very small audience and some were recorded in a temporary studio I had set up during my residency." Abbot goes on to add, "There was a large emphasis on improvisation during the whole process. A lot of what has ended up on the record was originally recorded as first-takes or sketches of ideas."

Arriving nearly four hears after his debut LP, Holkham Drones, Wysing Forest is said to be influenced by "lots of spiritual jazz," and the artist describes his new music as "the second-cousin of dance music. Once removed. You can dance to it if you want, but you don't have to." Abbott's second album is scheduled to appear on June 23 via Border Community, and is preceded by its tracklist and a full stream of the ambling "Amphis," all 12-plus minutes of which can be heard below.


01. Two Degrees
02. Amphis
03. Unfurling
04. Free Migration
05. Highrise
06. Tree Spirit
07. The Balance Of Power
08. Snippet
09. Amphis (Reprise)

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