Following the Audio Tracks 5 EP and live performances at the Strelka Institute (Moscow), Barbican Centre and Tate Tanks (London), electronic producer and musician Darren Cunningham AKA Actress and the London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO) release a much anticipated album of their collaboration on Ninja Tune entitled LAGEOS.
For the album, LCO recorded the individual instrumental parts as stems before sending them to Actress to manipulate, giving the project a truly collaborative feel. Not content with just piecing together new puzzles though, LCO also went on to reinterpret Actress classics Hubble and N.E.W.
While the older tracks refreshed create a strong urge to dive into Actress's rich back catalogue, LAGEOS leads our ears forward in to the future, and creates another jewel in his glistening discography.
Over a decade of releases Actress has built a reputation as a fine creator of cerebral abstract techno or R&B concrète; crafting pulsing kickdrums, jittering percussion and chopped sample loops into churning, rumbling tracks soaked in static. His most recent studio album was 2017’s AZD, a chrome aspect journey into a parallel world.
London Contemporary Orchestra is a leading, global, orchestral group focused on playing, commissioning and developing new music and artistic output. Alongside working with well-known artists, LCO focus on developing a diverse next generation of players, conductors and composers by creating opportunities for them to work at the highest professional level.