Daniel Avery Announces Projector EP; Watch The Video For "Glass"




Photo: Steve Gullick
“Hair-raising and psychedelic…a dreamworld of vibrations and melody” – Pitchfork on “Slow Fade”

"... some of the nicest experimental workings of the year so far." – Under The Radar

...one of the most mind-blowingly innovative DJs in the world...” – PopMatters

“…the sound of an artist with something special to say rather than a point to prove.” – DJ Mag

“...you'll come away with an enhanced notion of what contemporary techno has to offer." – Exclaim

“…a strong, sometimes truly beautiful, maturation of Avery’s work as a producer.” – Mixmag
Complimenting the long-awaited release of his sophomore LP, Song for AlphaDaniel Avery presents the Projector EP along with a striking, monochromatic video for EP track “Glass.” The video, which is directed by Tom Andrew and Sam Davis, was filmed at Avery’s recent sold-out all-night-long date at London’s historic York Hall. Watch the video here.

The Projector EP is available tomorrow via digital platforms. Stream and purchase the Song For Alphaalbum here.

Taking its title from one of the album’s spectral highlights, the Projector EP’s additional trio of original productions expands on Avery’s regenerated sonic vision. Leaning further towards the rhythmic and propulsive intent behind his recent marathon DJ sets, the record serves to delve further still into his unfolding, ever-deepening sound.

Following the lead of “Projector” itself, which was praised by Q for “the almost 3D presence of [its] globular, lava-lamp mutations,” the record transitions into the first exclusive cut, “Shadow Mountain.” Soft in texture and bathed in ethereal feedback, a glitching, transfixing synth line gradually reveals itself as the spine of the piece.

Throughout “Glass,” an intimate, breathy vocal sample contrasts with a more industrially tinged base of heavily processed drums. Influenced by Song for Alpha’s embrace of the small hours, in Avery’s words the light emerging from the darkness,” both tracks conjure an almost overwhelmingly tender atmosphere, rich in the hazy strains of rave history.

On the more experimental “REHBGBV4367,” the seams of Avery’s influences lap against one another in a steady crescendo of beautiful yet beatless noise, dissipating into ambience. Expanding on the delicate core ideas at the center of his creative ethos, the EP invites listeners on a further excursion of transient, psychedelic bliss.

Song For Alpha is out now via Phantasy/Mute in USA and Canada and via Phantasy worldwide. The album is Avery’s exploration of the space in which home listening and club music intersect.

Having just curated a day at Lyon’s Nuits Sonores festival, Avery’s Song For Alpha tour continues throughout the summer with appearances at Field Day, Exit Festival, Dour Festival, Lost Village and more – remaining dates below.

Projector EP tracklisting:
1. Projector
2. Shadow Mountain
3. Glass
4. REHBGV4367

May 19 – Rennes, France – Made Festival
May 26 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Hidden Door
June 1 – Marseille, France – Le Bon Air
June 2 – London, England – Field Day Festival
June 9 – Verona, Italy - Villafranca Castle
June 14 – Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz - b2b w/Courtesy
June 15 – Barcelona, Spain – Moog
June 22 – Hereford, England – Kallida Festival
June 23 - Offfenbach, Germany - Robert Johnson
July 6 – Paris, France – The Peacock Society Festival
July 12 – Novi Sad, Serbia – Exit Festival - b2b w/Rødhåd
July 13 – Dour, Belgium – Dour Festival
July 14 – Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival
July 20 – Biarritz, France – Biarritz En Ete Festival
July 21 – Berlin, Germany – Nation of Gondwana
August 18 – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands Festival
August 25 - Lincoln, UK – Lost Village Festival