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  • 04/17/2014

Diamond Version Details Debut LP for Mute, Shares New Track

After releasing a five-part EP series via the venerable Mute imprint over the past few years, Diamond Version (a.k.a. Raster-Noton mainstays Alva Noto and Byetone) is now set to release its debut LP for the label on June 2. Titled CI (standing for "Corporate Identity"), the pair is teasing the album with a stream of "Were You There?," which features Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant on vocal duties. The duo reportedly say that the album will take on a considerably different sound than its previous EPs, explaining, "If you think about how the first 12" sounds and now the album, there's a big difference. We are more song-oriented at the moment, and this was something that we weren't so interested in in the beginning. We wanted to involve messages and samples—vocals and lyrics."

Before CI's release, Diamond Version will embark on a short stint of European tour dates lasting from the end of April through late June. Those live dates, as well as the complete tracklist for CI, are included below, where the pair's newly minted "Were You There" tune can also be streamed in full. (via Resident Advisor)

01 This Blank Action
02 Access To Excellence
03 Turn On Tomorrow
04 Feel The Freedom
05 Raising The Bar
06 Were You There
07 Operate At Your Optimum
08 Science For A Better Life
09 Connecting People
10 Make Believe

April 25 - Caixa Forum, Barcelona, Spain
May 24 - The Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
May 30 - Institut Fuer Zukunft, Leipzig, Germany
May 31 - Kilbi Festival, Bad Bonn, Switzerland
June 06 - RBMA Festival, Warschau, Poland
19 June - Lux, Lisboa, Portugal (DJ Set)
27 June - Manga, Coimbra, Portugal (DJ Set)
28 June - Gare, Porto, Portugal (DJ Set)

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