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The highly anticipated final chapter in Lee Gamble‘s Flush Real Pharynx triptych album on Hyperdub is finally announced. Entitled ‘A Million Pieces Of You‘, the seven-track bundle is going to be released on digital formats on September (September 10th) and in Vinyl on November (November 5th). With this release, Lee brings his Flush Real Pharynx 2019 – 2021 album cycle to an end.
The first part of the series, In A Paraventral Scale, released at the start of 2019, introduced the concept, while it’s second part, Exhaust, explores the world as we “knew” it – explosive, chaotic, unpredictable, contradictory, intoxicating, hyper-colourful, blown-apart and disturbingly engaging in its surreality.
Listen now to the first single ‘Hyperpassive’ on streaming platforms and read the full details below.
Subsequently, A Million Pieces Of You was written in a time when the subjective experience of overload came to a halt, giving way to an overbearing sense of loss, burnout and a desperate need for hope.
Lee brings his Flush Real Pharynx 2019 – 2021 album cycle to an end with A Million Pieces Of You – written in a time when the subjective experience of overload came to a halt, giving way to an overbearing sense of loss, burnout and a desperate need for hope.
A Million’s 7 tracks feel more reflective, more human than the serpentine dopplers and seductive supercar engines of In A Paraventral Scale and the imploding motion sculptures of Exhaust.
A deepfake of Lee’s voice appears from the chaotic slow-mo crash of Balloon Lossy, timidly telling of “[garbled]… good news’. The uncanny spectre of deep fakes, AI and deep learning models heard via the synthetic voices throughout, give way to the melancholic loneliness of the solo piano in Empty Middle Seat. Glimmering, golden pads of Hyperpassive slowly crawl into the hopeful, bright arpeggiations of Balloon Copy.
A Million is a ride through part synthetic, part modelled, part imitation, part taught, part human, part hopeful, part reflective and paradoxically affirmative space – an involuntarily fitting final to an album originally conceived in a world different to the one we live in now.
Lee Gamble, sound designer, DJ, producer, artist and curator of his imprint UIQ (releasing acclaimed works from ZULI, Nkisi and Lanark Artefax), released his previous album Mnestic Pressure on Kode9’s Hyperdub and tours for their label nights. He is also well known for his output on PAN, among other releases. His recent work explores the technological and social implications of AI & machine learning.
Release Date Digital: 10 September 2021
Release Date Vinyl: 05 November 2021
Music and direction — Lee Gamble
Design — Dave Gaskarth
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