- Release Date 2016-11-04
- Label Ninja Tune
- Catalog ZENDNL237
Glass follows 2014's Ghosts of Then and Now as the producer's second full-length effort, but sonically moves further in the direction hinted by his Spectre Vex 12"s and well-received mixes for fabriclive and Dekmantel. The reduction in output over this time a conscious decision to carefully signpost a change in direction. This same shift has also bled into his acclaimed DJ sets - that have previously won him fans in Thom Yorke and Ben UFO - leaving him poised now more than ever to delve into a new phase.
'I wanted to make an album very different to the first,' says the producer, 'one with a different palette, pace and energy."
A change in "situation and style," as he describes it, replaces the sharp turns and drastic shifts in altitude of his earlier efforts. Glass is a record steeped in mechanical depth and a beating cohesiveness, reminiscent of contemporaries Helena Hauff and Kassem Mosse, and positioning the industry's best kept secret--Illum Sphere--to have a breakout year all his own.