The Shape Of Things To Come will follow on from his debut album, Meditations/Industry, which was released on cassette in 2013 and re-released on vinyl by Dark Entries in January of last year, and two 12” singlesWarehouse Invocation and 7 of 9, the latter of which dropped on Texas Underground Recordings.
The new album presents a 70-minute journey of analog-driven electronics, spread across two pieces of vinyl. Each of the seven tracks was recorded directly to tape with no overdubs, made at Converse's home studio in a back-and-forth process with visual artist Josh Vance (Josua Dorje Ngodup), who would respond to Converse's tracks in the form of artworks. The tracks on the album touch on Detroit techno, early Chicago house, and rolling acid.
The album will be released as a double LP housed in a gatefold jacket with a painted photograph portrait by Dietmar Busse and layout design by Eloise Leigh. The gatefold conceals an otherworldly collage made by Josua Dorje Ngodup and each copy will include a postcard featuring artwork from Bill’s sister with notes.
You can pre-order The Shape Of Things To Come here.