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Ekoplekz To Release Second Album Of 2014
The Quietus , July 18th, 2014 15:46

Four Track Mind will be out on Planet Mu next month

Bristol's "finest crafter of gnarled sound system wreckers", Nick Edwards has today announced the release of Four Track Mind, a full-length album under his Ekoplekz alias on Mike Paradinas' ever-excellent Planet Mu label.

It follows the release of Unfidelity earlier this year, an album which was featured on our albums of the year so far list and which tQ writer Harry Sword described as "easily the most satisfying album in the expansive Ekoplekz oeuvre thus far".

In an interview with Edwards published on tQ in March, Edwards said the following on his experiences of working with Paradinas: "Mike knows what he wants, and he knows the way he wants things. He's brilliant to work with, though, because he left me pretty much to my own devices in the actual writing of the tracks. He never explicitly said, 'I don't want this or that', it's more that the material on Unfidelity has gone through his special filter. My own music is pretty hard for me to sort out – I just do stuff – so I was sending him the tracks, and as the months went by I started getting a feeling for what he likes and what he doesn't like."

Planet Mu describe Four Track Mind as "a companion volume" to Unfidelity, which will feature "eerie loops, drones and submerged beats", as well as a track where "Edwards plays along mournfully to a cassette recording of himself as a child talking to his long-deceased father". The album is to be released on August 18, and will come in a vinyl-only limited run of 300.