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Christian Eede
27 April 2022, 18:38

Wordcolour announces debut album on Houndstooth

'The trees were buzzing, and the grass.' is out in June

Wordcolour announces debut album on Houndstooth

UK producer Wordcolour has shared details of his debut album, ''The trees were buzzing, and the grass.'

Out on 24th June, the 10-track album features contributions from percussionist Michael Anklin, voice artist Natasha Lohan and performance artist Es Morgan, as well as vocal appearances from the producer's circle of friends.

The record sees him combine the club music he's become known for from previous releases on Houndstooth with more experimental output. Releases on labels such as Timedance, AD 93, Marionette and Shelter Press are all name-checked as influences, in addition to the output of artists like Laurie Anderson and David Behrman.

Having worked with Es Morgan on a written text for the album, Wordcolour chopped and sampled the words throughout, inviting friends to narrate the music along with recordings from other contributors.

In a statement, the producer said: "In one sense the album is quite cinematic. Not in the sense that it is big or epic, but in the way it is structured. At times the music literally cuts like a camera – moving the listener from one acoustic environment to another. It indulges a fascination with the hyper-real world of Foley and film sound effects, natural ambiences, and Spielbergian film music. It almost feels like an album about film."

Watch a video for lead track 'Blossom' below.