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A Winged Victory For The Sullen Announce New Album
Christian Eede , September 24th, 2019 14:17

Ninja Tune will release the duo's first album in three years

A Winged Victory For The Sullen have announced a new album titled The Undivided Five.

Their first album for Ninja Tune, the album is preceded by a double A-side single made up of the tracks 'The Rhythm of a Dividing Pair' and 'The Haunted Victorian Pencil'. You can hear them above.

The Undivided Five takes inspiration from artist Hilma af Klint and comes eight years on from their last original album, having released two scores in the interim years via Erased Tapes.

Speaking about new track 'The Rhythm of a Dividing Pair', the duo's Adam Wiltzie says: "we were looking to create some melodic palettes within simple but different analogue sounds and were fortunate to procure two vintage and extremely overpriced synthesizers: a Korg PS 3100 and Roland Jupiter 8, plus Dustin [O’Halloran, the other half of the duo] has a vintage Prophet 5 in his studio.

"So there we were and suddenly we did something we almost never do... we started jamming. As you know jamming has become sort of an icky word in these 'we-are-serious-composer times' but on this particular occasion the resonance of the sounds that were coming out of the machines led us to something we were both quite pleased with! In the end it turned out to be a valid stylisation as we found a way to anchor it within the context of the sound of the record. The second half of the song takes a big swing in the direction of a large string ensemble but as things go when you're making music sometimes improvisational jams need company."

Ninja Tune will release The Undivided Five on November 1. The pair will tour Europe and the UK through February and March 2020. Find the list of dates here.