13 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rocked by the deaths of his longtime collaborator The Spaceape and Hyperdub artist DJ Rashad, Kode9 turned to contemplate the void. Despite his preoccupations with absence—The Spaceape himself reappears, as ominous as ever, on the ambient sketch "Third Ear Transmission"—Nothing brims with life, from the tumbling footwork rhythms of "Zero Work" and "Vacuum Packed" to the intricate, minimalist grime of "Wu Wei." As always, the Scottish producer's palette is unusually vivid, full of prickly hi-hats and flickering loops; "Respirator," with its heaving breaths and racing pulse, is like sonic CPR.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rocked by the deaths of his longtime collaborator The Spaceape and Hyperdub artist DJ Rashad, Kode9 turned to contemplate the void. Despite his preoccupations with absence—The Spaceape himself reappears, as ominous as ever, on the ambient sketch "Third Ear Transmission"—Nothing brims with life, from the tumbling footwork rhythms of "Zero Work" and "Vacuum Packed" to the intricate, minimalist grime of "Wu Wei." As always, the Scottish producer's palette is unusually vivid, full of prickly hi-hats and flickering loops; "Respirator," with its heaving breaths and racing pulse, is like sonic CPR.

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Ratings and Reviews

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Stepperiq ,

Floored!

Loving this direction. More footwork, not as apocalyptic, a great track featuring the late (brilliant) Spaceape, some homage to Rashad, and a great reworking of 9 Samurai. Can’t wait to see the live show. So much creativity here!

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