In the music world, when you’re an artist who’s built up a reputation, mystery tends to not pose any problems. It’s not necessary to point out the supplemental producer or engineering credits on an album. Nobody needs to know the elaborate setups used to crazily manipulate a sample, or even the length of time spent secluded in an urban apartment, frustratingly hissing at the sun whenever it peeked above the horizon and between skyscrapers. “Yeah, I actually survived on string cheese and toilet bowl water while composing this LP. That’s the degree to which it monopolized my being. It’s that good.” On the contrary, qualitative and stylistic consistency only requires the revealing of two things: the name of the album and when it’s coming out. I don’t even personally need to know the tracklisting beforehand, but I understand it to be a part of the minimum as well.
Speaking of the minimum, we still await the release date, but British producer Actress a.k.a. Darren Cunningham has unveiled via Twitter the tracklisting for his new LP Ghettoville. Confident though we can be of its distinct and totally mind-bending sound, he’s offered a wheel-turning tidbit by placing the tracklisting in an image alongside that of 2008’s Hazyville (TMT Review). A sequel? A vinyl pressing? An inability to crop? Obligatory acquisition, regardless. We have our expectations.
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