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Premiere: Arvo Party ‘D a N S E’

Synth-wave and ambient experimentalist Arvo Party releases his second album ‘II’ in October. New single ‘D a N S E’ is a spectral and atmospheric cut with loose, rattling percussion…

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Belfast’s Herb Magee AKA Arvo Party will release his second album ‘II’ in October.

With a prolific catalog of versatile electronics under his belt already, including a sprawling self-titled debut LP in 2017, the former punk bassist has been nothing if not prolific in recent years. ‘II’ finds the producer and multi-instrumentalist branching further into the varied electronic landscape, veering from ambient, vaporwave and komische to more heady, dancefloor ready forms.

The album’s first single ‘( D U S T )’ dropped last month and was his most epic work to date, with grand piano and synth swells towering over a resigned piano motif as altered vocals muttered longingly on top. With a heady rhythmic backbone and a deep bass groove, it was Arvo Party’s most dancefloor ready cut since he appeared in 2016.

‘D a N S E’ is slightly more familiar territory, with a scattershot, Kiasmos-reminiscent beat leading the track into a spectral and dazzling main section full of chiming arpeggios and eerie, robotic vocals. Listen to it below.

You’ll be able to get Arvo Party’s new album through his Bandcamp.

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