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LISTEN: New Randall Dunn
Christian Eede , October 12th, 2018 14:03

Randall Dunn, whose past credits include working with Sunn O))), unveils 'Mexico City' from debut solo album

Randall Dunn has been an important figure behind the scenes over the last several years working with the likes of Sunn O))), Tim Hecker and Anna von Hausswolff, but now he's ready to step out with his first solo album, Beloved.

Premiering above from that album is 'Mexico City'. An expansive, beatless cut, it centres around brooding, colourful drone-like synths.

"I wanted to make something more like prose or a Gerhard Richter painting with sound," says Dunn of Beloved. "Being someone that composes with sound, I wanted to find a voice in it that felt personal, that felt human, especially with electronics, something that didn’t feel too mechanical. And in being in a particular space with my life the last few years it was finally able to come forth."

The album came about following a year of change for Dunn that involved break-ups, loss and a relocation from Seattle to New York City. Dunn also worked alongside the late Jóhann Jóhannsson engineering and assisting with production on his original film score for Mandy, an experience which also fed into the production of his own solo album.

Beloved is due out on November 9 and can be pre-ordered here.

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