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Immersion Reveal New LP Of Collaborations, 'Nanocluster Vol. 1'
Christian Eede , July 7th, 2021 13:57

Malka Spigel and Colin Newman have teamed up with Laetitia Sadier, Scanner and more for the new record

Immersion, the project of Malka Spigel and Colin Newman (of Minimal Compact and Wire respectively), have a new collaborative album on the way.

Nanocluster Vol. 1 sees the duo link up with Laetitia Sadier, Scanner, Ulrich Schnauss and Tarwater across 12 cuts. The Nanocluster project was born out of a Brighton-based club night of the same name, run by Spigel and Newman alongside writer, broadcaster and DJ Graham Duff, and promoter Andy Rossiter, for which a number of acts have been booked to play live.

Each event ends with a one-off collaboration between Immersion and the headliners, with a song having been written and recorded in the studio in just three days prior to the performance – or one day in the case of the track with Ulrich Schnauss.

"The fact that we had built the tracks in the studio for the performances means we had these recordings," says Spigel. Immersion decided to develop them into fully fledged tracks with the help of their collaborators, and those cuts make up the release.

Ahead of the release, the duo have shared 'Skylarks', the collaboration with Schnauss. You can watch a video for it above. "Ulrich Schnauss is not only a highly talented artist but also an amazing human being," says Newman. "The music in 'Skylarks' is about, if about anything, the magic of summer and we have attempted to capture something of that in the video which is all shot within walking distance of our house in Brighton."

swim~ will release Nanocluster Vol. 1 on September 4, 2021.