Solitude, with 12-tracks, is the duo's first release since 2015's Fennesz collaboration Edition1 via Ninja Tune. It's described as a meditation on loss, "a loss that has been enforced and unexpected." It’s about processing the irrational and incessant feelings of rejection and loneliness, like listening to the tenderness of love disappear and it being replaced by skewed logic.
Kevin Martin provides a predominantly beatless musical backdrop, simultaneously minimal and menacing, but periodically beautiful. It stalks the isolated characters created by Robinson’s haunting vocals, as the poet shapes the protagonists' troubled lives into increasingly desolate narratives.
The artwork is a collaboration with Japanese contemporary photographer Daisuke Yokota. His mastery of monochrome tone and texture is said to perfectly match the word/sound power of KMS, mirroring the same obsession with atmosphere, density, and finish.
01. You Disappear
03. In The Night
04. Too Late
08. The Lonely
10. Missing You
11. Her Body
Solitude LP lands February 14 via Cosmo Rhythmatic, with "You Disappear" streaming below.