ACTRESS X LONDON CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRA - LAGEOS VINYL (2LP GATEFOLD)
2LP VINYL GATEFOLD
Release Date: 25th May 2018
Actress, aka Darren Cunningham, is back hot on the heels of last year's abstract album gem, AZD, and the first collaboration with the London Contemporary Orchestra, the Audio Track 5 EP. That collaboration has led to the first full-length between the two contrasting acts which started out as a 2016 Barbican performance. Lageos is the meeting point between the two alternative worlds of live acoustic strings and electronica manipulation and it sheds Actress's music in a new light.
For Fans Of: Floating Points, Forest Swords, Clark, Leon Vynehall
"Following the release of the Audio Track 5 EP electronic producer and musician Darren Cunningham AKA Actress and the London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO) release a full album of their collaboration on Ninja Tune entitled Lageos. Originally performed at the Barbican in February 2016, the project was curated by Boiler Room and LCO. A synergy between both live electronic and acoustic components, Actress and LCO augmented traditional piano and created sounds from objects as varied as temple bowls and plastic bags. LCO recorded the individual parts as stems which were then sent to Actress to manipulate, delivering some truly unique new pieces as well as reinterpretations of Actress classics N.E.W. and Hubble."