Powell and Wolfgang Tillmans are becoming a member of forces to launch a brand new EP titled ‘Spoken By The Other’ XL Recordings.
The pair first met on the Tate Modern again in 2017, when modern artist Tillmans was programming a slew of performances to coincide together with his exhibition on the London gallery. From there, Tillmans went on to direct visuals for Powell’s 2017 observe ‘Freezer’.
However on the brand new collaboration, the duo come collectively as Powell Tillmans to merge Tillmans’ vocals merge with Powell’s productions. ‘Spoken By The Other’ was recorded between Berlin, London and Turin, with the pair performing a reside A/V present collectively within the Italian metropolis finally yr’s version of Club To Club.
London-based artist Powell is not any stranger to XL Recordings, with a slew of releases on the label through the years alongside releases on his personal imprint Diagonal Records. Meanwhile Tillmans is internationally recognised for his numerous inventive endeavours. Musically, the Turner Prize-winning artist and designer has launched a string of digital music choices in recent times, together with his observe ‘Device Control’ closing Frank Ocean’s visible album ‘Endless’.
“I believe a variety of Wolfgang’s work is to do with vulnerability,” says Powell a press launch. “Recording the EP was virtually the method of dropping the expectations that could be positioned upon myself. People have described it as a susceptible report, and that transparency and honesty is how I felt making it. It made me really feel very out of my consolation zone, however I believe working with Wolfgang has pushed me to belief myself extra. To really feel extra.”
‘Spoken By The Other’ lands November 16 XL Recordings. Watch the video for lead observe ‘Feel the Night’ beneath and take a look at the challenge’s tracklist.
Jasmine Kent-Smith is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor. Follow her on Twitter
01. Feel the Night
02. Tone Me
04. Speak Out (Version)
05. Rebuilding the Future