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Solitude

by King Midas Sound

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    Double LP with printed inners. Cover Artwork by Japanese contemporary photographer Daisuke Yokota.

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King Midas Sound have returned!
Reverting to the original duo of Roger Robinson and Kevin Martin, ’Solitude’ is their first release since the Fennesz collaboration ‘Edition1’(Ninja Tune), which dropped in 2015.

Solitude is a meditation on loss. A loss that has been enforced and unexpected. It’s about processing the irrational and incessant feelings of rejection and loneliness, like listening to the tenderness of love disappear and it being replaced by skewed logic. Kevin Martin provides a predominantly beatless musical backdrop, simultaneously minimal and menacing, but periodically extremely beautiful. It stalks the isolated characters created by Robinson’s haunting vocals, as the poet shapes, the protagonists troubled lives into increasingly desolate narratives.

For the artwork, the pair has here collaborated with Japanese contemporary photographer Daisuke Yokota. His mastery of monochrome tone and texture perfectly matches the word/sound power of KMS, mirroring the same obsession with atmosphere, density, and finish.

A soundtrack of pure melancholy which demands total immersion, radiating desolation and dread. The appeal of Solitude is in the oppositional binaries it drives on: technology and emotion, talk and drones, overt and hidden feelings, love and melancholy. Immerse yourself in its mourning.

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released February 14, 2019

Words: Roger Robinson
Produced: Kevin Richard Martin
Cover Photography: Daisuke Yokota
Mastered by Pole at Scape Mastering
© Cosmo Rhythmatic 2019

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King Midas Sound Berlin, Germany

King Midas Sound are reborn. The crew that Quietus called "one of the most exciting musical propositions the UK currently has to offer" are back with a brand new manifesto.

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