Escapology is the British producer’s first album since 2015’s Nothing.
It’s a more club-focused configuration of Astro-Darien, a work of “sonic fiction” that will be released in October on Hyperdub sub-label Flatlines. Across 15 tracks, Kode9 reshapes the soundtrack’s “tense, off-world atmospheres” into slices of high definition, asymmetric club rhythms, touching on footwork, drill, and dubstep.
The Astro-Darien universe surfaced last year as a two-week audio-visual installation on the main dancefloor at club space Corsica Studios in south London and as a multi-speaker performance at the INA-GRM in Paris
The artwork for both Escapology and Astro-Darien was produced by Kode9’s long-time collaborators Lawrence Lek and Optigram.
In 2021, Kode9 released The Jackpot / Rona City Blues , his first solo EP in six years.
Astro-Darien will be the second release on Flatlines following the late Mark Fisher and Justin Barton’s audio essay, On Vanishing Land, in 2019.
01. Trancestar North
02. The Break Up
03. Toxic Foam
05. Angle of Re-entry
07. In The Shadow of Ben Hope
09. Cross The Gap
12. Lagrange Point
Escapology LP is scheduled for July 15 release. Meanwhile, you can stream “Torus” in full below and pre-order here.