MARTYN - THE AIR BETWEEN WORDS (3LP)


"Three years after his last album Martyn joins the Ninja Tune family to present his third long player. Universally respected for his ever-evolving, but inimitable sound, the Dutch-born, Washington DC-based producer brings an entirely new sonic direction with 'The Air Between Words'. This is an exploration of the essence of all of Martyn's music: a rugged four-to-the-floor groove, intelligently sculpted and artfully composed. Where 'Great Lengths' - his 2009 debut - was a body of work that explored Martyn's uncategorizable versatility, and 2011's 'Ghost People' (via Brainfeeder) was a focused effort on writing an album with a specific sound, 'The Air Between Words' came from a different realm altogether. Martyn had no parameters, and in fact no plan at all. He fell into a back-to-basics mentality where simple experimentation with purely analogue sounds and equipment inadvertently turned to melodic sketches, and without warning the album revealed itself. Stylistically and sonically, Martyn stands apart from his counterparts. His music incorporates vintage references but is steadfastly forward-facing at the same time. He's always done that. His sound is heritage and future - and that character has elevated him alongside fellow electronic heavyweights such as Four Tet, Kode9, dBridge and Mark Pritchard." (label info) includes download code. also available on CD
soon in stock - please pre-order | UK| 2014| NINJA TUNE | 29.90


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