Dense & Pika announce their long awaited debut album ‘Colour Burn’
Dense & Pika announce forthcoming debut album ‘Colour Burn’ featuring Leftfield, Sepultura’s Igor Cavalera & Matthew Dear.
As Dense & Pika, Alex Jones and Chris Spero have since 2011 garnered an enviable reputation for making devastating club ordnance that finds the sweet spot between dark, mysterious house and roaring, brawny techno.
Now, with more than over a decade of material under their belt, Jones and Spero are set to release their first studio length debut album, ‘Colour Burn’ via London major imprint BMG on 26th February, home to the likes of Leftfield, The Prodigy, Holy Ghost and Faithless.
‘Colour Burn’ is a 13-track composition crossing through downtempo house and electronica, built as a conceptual sonic representation of the pair’s live audio and visual set up. The album is a step away from harder and faster material and a move towards a more leftfield sonic trajectory, featuring a handful of impressive heavyweight features of Jones & Spero’s musical heroes who have informed the Dense & Pika output.
‘Honey’ features the master of sensual, slow-burn techno, Matthew Dear whose contribution to ‘Honey’ arrives in vocal form – a breathy, brooding ensemble of spoken word that glues perfectly with the duo’s trademark rough and textured sound palette that guides the track into a deep and hypnotic groove – well equipped for any late-night excursion.
The standout track ‘Hidden’ features the drums of Sepultura’s legendary metal icon Igor Cavalera resulting in a fabulous frenzy of percussion and driving rhythm. The equally momentous and unforgettable ‘Control’ features the heavily robotic vocoder of Leftfield’s Neil Barnes aiding and abetting in its quest to be a high- octane, twisted rave jam.
‘Oxbow’ eloquently concludes the album with a gleaming ensemble of reverb infused textures and elation inducing synth patterns. A track that truly invigorates that hazy feeling of euphoria that ensues with a rave’s closing statement is positively hard to find.
Dense & Pika – ‘Colour Burn’
- Wisdom of Crowds
- Honey Feat. Matthew Dear
- Hidden Feat. Igor Cavalera
- Control Feat. Leftfield
- Talk To The God