R.I.P will be the name of Actress’s third album. Actress is the pseudonym of Darren Cunningham who’s skitzoid rhythms are dense with purple haze and paranoid ticks. His first album, Hazyville which was released on his Werk discs, hinted at some of the oddness to come but his record for Honest Jon’s – Splazsh was the one that really tipped him out the ether and into our collective consciousness. Falling between the cracks of grime and dubstep into a post-bass wormhole Actress’ sound is very, very singular. Despite some desperate searching we have not yet found any audio clips of R.I.P yet but if you want to join us in regular refreshes of the Hones Jon’s product page, which currently contains just the Will Bankhead artwork, then feel free.
In related news Cunningham recently joined Damon Albarn on a trip to The Democratic Republic of Congo recently for the Oxfam sponsored DRC Music project. Coincedently, Damon Albarn is also the one of the people behind the Honest Jon’s label.
You can catch Actress on tour at the following locations:
January 20th PL Wroclaw – LOG:IN Klub
January 21st DE Berlin – Horst Krzbrg (w/ Emika, Pinch, DJ Pete)
January 27th UK Edinburgh – Bongo Club (w/ Neil Landstrumm)
February 2nd UK London – The Bussey Building (w/ DMX Crew, John Heckle, Gerry Read)
February 18th BL Brussels – Recyclart (Goethe Institute Brussels & meakusma night w/ Monolake, Farben aka Jan Jelinek, Anstam, Sensu)
March 9th DE Berlin – Gretchen (w/ 2562, Delfonic)