Samuel Kerridge and Taylor Burch’s (DVA Damas/Tropic of Cancer) new album, The Other, brings together the two artists perfectly sculpted in tandem with Taylor’s spoken word.
Channelling the aggression of Kerridge’s early work into a more mature approach, the LP is abundant with melody and variation, giving the music time and space to interact with Burch, whilst still retaining the physical power and presence which has become synonymous with the artists previous 11 releases on Downwards, Contort, and Blueprint records.
This is Kerridge finding his way around the impulses and ideas that have fascinated him since the beginning, a culmination since his debut EP on Horizontal Ground in 2012. Forming as much importance is the new AV concept behind the project. Working alongside London based film director Daisy Dickinson, the trio have created a visual, speech, and sound based piece which will utilise large pieces of semi-transparent fabric, running floor to ceiling in height and suspended at different depths, covering the stage and immersing Samuel Kerridge in audio reactive/ live-mixed visuals, reflecting themes of infinity, depth and dimension, and creating a multi-sensory explosion into the past and future.
The Other is set for release on May 3rd and will be available in both digital and 2×12″ formats. View the video teaser for the album below.