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LISTEN: New Dean Blunt Album
The Quietus , August 23rd, 2013 09:09

Listen to a new album from the sometime Hype Williams man, in advance of European tour dates this November

Dean Blunt's The Redeemer has been one of this year's highlights; a strange and sprawling orchestral pop record, yet among the most sumptuous and accessible material the sometime Hype Williams man has yet recorded. "It's as intoxicating a listen as anything we've heard from the duo to date," we said in our review, "drawing its power from the combination of Blunt's ideas, fluid and often semi-literate musicality, and world-weary persona."

This morning we were sent a track we were informed was 'King James', released in typical low-key Dean Blunt style on Soundcloud. It seems that the track is actually called 'Three' and, as informed by Russian website Афиша - via Tinymixtapes - it is taken from a new 10-track Dean Blunt album titled Stone Island. The album - consisting of more peculiar and moving, Redeemer-esque orchestral pop - claimed to have been recently recorded in a Moscow hotel room and is available to stream and download. You can download the full album here, and listen to 'King James'/'Three' below.

Blunt is also heading out on a European tour this autumn, presumably to play selections from the record and more, calling via London's 100 Club, Unsound Festival in Krakow and a string of other venues along the way (see below).

Dean Blunt's autumn tour dates run as follows:

SEPTEMBER:
7th - Stavanger, Numusic Festival
11th - London, 100 Club
12th - Tallinn, Kino Soprus
20th - Milan, S/V/N Club @ Buka

OCTOBER
11th - Barcelona, CCCB
18th - Krakow, Unsound Festival

NOVEMBER
5th - Lisbon, Teatro Maria Matos
20th - Cologne, Gewoelbe
22nd - Berlin, Berghain Kantine
23rd - Copenhagen, Jazzhouse
24th - Hamburg, K6
25th - Amsterdam, Bimhuis
26th - Paris, Point Ephemere
29th - Bristol, Arnolfini
30th - Liverpool, Blade Factory

DECEMBER
1st - Glasgow, Arches

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