AZD (Ltd clear 2LP)Label: Ninja Tune
Cat No: ZEN241X
Media condition: NEW
Sleeve condition: NEW
Actress - AZD
A2. Untitled 7
A4. Blue Window
C1. Falling Rizlas
C2. Dancing In The Smoke
C3. Faure In Chrome
D1. There's An Angel In The Shower
Actress - AZD
Limited 2LP clear vinyl housed in a sealed silver chrome bag with screen printed AZD text. 500 copies only!
There are people who thought Actress aka Darren Cunningham had retired. They were a bit premature. He’s ready instead to return with a new album and alter ego, both of them “AZD” to be released on Ninja Tune.
“AZD” (pronounced “Azid”) is a chrome aspect journey into a parallel world. An artist who has always preferred to make music than to talk about it, in “AZD” he has achieved another remarkable landmark, one which is as resistant to interpretation as it is demanding of it. ‘X22RME’ is a key note example of the influence the Black artists James Hampton and Rammellzee had on the creation of the album – a man who created art through “Sourcing castaway materials from their environment and reinterpreting them into absolute majesty given from the fourth dimension.”
The simplest you could say about “AZD” is that it’s art – the unique creation of a unique mind. There will be few more distinctive, brilliant or visionary suites of music released in 2017. Call him what you will, this is the year that Darren ‘Daz’ Cunningham - aka Actress, aka AZD – asserts more clearly than ever before his complete independence.