Part of the magic about Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland’s musical output is that ya never know what those two crazy kids are gonna do next. Like the Domino’s Pizza Noid (RIP) or any Scooby Doo villain, the only thing fans can be sure of is that Blunt and Copeland are gonna do what you least expect. (Okay, everyone kinda expected the Noid would try to ruin your pizza, but at least he was really, really creative about it.) Will they release a new album under the Hype Williams name? Put out a solo record that’s limited to like 20 copies under only one of their names, but strongly featuring them both? Release what just might be the most haunting, fragile folk record of 2013?
Well, for the purposes of this story, the answer is the latter. Yes! Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland’s World Music label is putting out a mysterious (in true Hype Williams “keyword: enigmatic” style) release of some sort — be it an EP, LP, or just a single, no one outside of World Music really knows — by recent Blunt-collaborator Joanne Robertson. It’s Robertson you hear on Dean Blunt’s The Redeemer (TMT Review), singing on “Imperial Gold” and “Demon.” Whatever the new release will be, it’ll be the follow-up to Robertson’s 2007 album The Lighter. Check out the brilliant and heartbreaking and confusing-in-a-Hype-Williams-context track “Heat” below:
• Joanne Robertson: https://soundcloud.com/joanne-robertson