Waiting For You, the debut album from King Midas Sound, came out six years ago. The trio, made up of Kevin Martin aka The Bug, singer and poet Roger Robinson, and singer Kiki Hitomi, have announced their second album, part of a series of collaborative releases. Edition 1 will be the first of four albums, each featuring a different guest artist, “to explore the deepest realms where dub, electronic music, hip/trip-hop and shoegaze meet”. Austrian guitarist and electronic musician Fennesz joined forces with King Midas Sound on the first collaboration, due out on September 18th via Ninja Tune. As the press release explains, Fennesz’s “2001 album Endless Summer was a mix of tonal guitars and emotional shifts which inspired and sparked an admiration within Kevin and Roger to bring him onboard.”.
‘Waves’ is the first track to emerge from the upcoming Edition 1 and you can listen to it below.
King Midas Sound and Fennesz have announced a number of European dates this Autumn, including a show in London at St John at Hackney on October 30th.