The NDF moniker was first made public back in 2010, when the Berlin-based duo released their first and only EP to date, Since We Last Met—a two-tracker on DFA that also featured a Ricardo Villalobos remix. A few years later, Myers and Pronsato moved into a shared studio space, albeit they spent most of that time working on separate projects.
Cruel is the Color was spawned out of a lunch together—after the pair knocked out a track by the same name that afternoon, they resolved to finish an EP with one direction: "a more acoustic treatment" in their productions, "with elements of dance music still present." The EP will be released on London's Foom Music and features two more original tracks by NDF, plus remixes by Matthew Herbert and Ben Freeney.
Stream opening track "Another Year" in full below, via the label's SoundCloud.
Cruel is the Color is due out October 21. Pre-order it at Bandcamp.
A1. Another Year
A2. Cruel Is The Color
A3. Certain Corners
B1. Another Year (Matthew Herbert 'Reboot' Version)
B2. Certain Corners (Ben Freeney 'Spare Room' Version)