Zonal (Godflesh, The Bug) sign to Relapse for new album, share two songs
Zonal, the current collaborative proejct of Justin Broadrick (Godflesh) and Kevin Martin (The Bug) -- who previously collaborated under the name Techno Animal -- have signed to Relapse Records and will release a new full-length album on the label this fall. Title and exact release date are still TBA, but two new non-album songs are out now and they're both dark, psychedelic, entrancing doses of genre-defying electronic music. Listen below. Relapse also say that they have "committed to triggering a comprehensive Techno Animal re-issue programme."
Kevin Martin also recently released the new album Sirens on the Room40 label under the name Kevin Richard Martin. As Room40 curator Lawrence English explains:
Sirens, which documents the intensities surrounding the delivery and early days of his first child, carries in it a sense of deep affect. The album, unlike the live work, traces out a dynamic sound world that is both tender and caustic. It charts the emotional rollercoaster that is the arrival of parenthood, heightened through the complex circumstances of his wife's emergency procedures during the birth and two further life threatening operations for his son, in the first month of the child's life. Within each piece, microcosms of sensation unfold, Kevin clearly and deftly manoeuvres us through the tumultuous journey. Seconds become hours, and hours become seconds; Sirens somehow creates a sense of time that is without anchor and is foggy in a way that is profoundly unique (and frankly pleasurable).
Stream Sirens below too.
Update: A previous version of this post stated that the two songs will appear on Zonal's upcoming album. They are in fact non-album singles.