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Dalhous: Blackest Ever Black Debut LP Details
The Quietus , February 13th, 2013 11:58

Edinburgh duo announce details of their debut full-length for London label

Blackest Ever Black have announced that they are to release the debut full-length by Edinburgh duo Dalhous - aka Marc Dall and Alex Ander - this April. Entitled An Ambassador For Laing, it follows on from last year's Mitchell Heisman 10", and promises a suite of eleven tracks exploring "dreamlike but treacherous terrain". It will be available on LP, CD and digital download formats.

It'll be the second full-length Blackest Ever Black release in 2013, after Prurient's upcoming Through The Window. You can listen to album track 'The Physical Body' via the embed below, which combines together organic and processed sounds in a dubwise fashion that also hints strongly towards traditional folk music forms.

The duo, according to the text accompanying the album's release, "work with intricately stacked percussion, dubwise bass and a rich harmonic tapestry of processed voices, keys, harp, vibraphone, guitar, woodwind, strings and synthesiser - every sound re-sampled to the nth degree then subjected to subtle automation and rigorously fine-tuned over a period of many months."

The process sounds not dissimilar to the methods fellow Blackest Ever Black signings Raime adopted for last year's debut LP, which used both live recorded and synthetic sounds as source material for their coal-black inversions of techno and jungle. However, on the evidence of both the Mitchell Heisman EP and the first sounds to emerge from this full-length, Dalhous' sound feels more rooted in song-based structures rather than the gradually unfurling tracks of their labelmates. You can watch a further trailer for the album via the embed below.

Dalhous are set to play at London's Cafe Oto on 21st March, supporting William Bennett's Cut Hands. For more information and to pre-order the album, click here to visit the Blackest Ever Black website.

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