UK duo Darkstar return with their third album Foam Island, released by Warp Records. While their last album (2013’s News From Nowhere) dealt in tripped out, pastoral psychedelia, Foam Island sees Darkstar return to a more beat-driven style of electronic production that often recalls their early 12”s for labels like Hyperdub. It’s an expansive, cinematic album, where everything from the minimalism of Philip Glass, the carefree leftfield pop of Micachu, and the raw grime rhythms of Dexplicit are channeled into the duo’s sublime vocal songcraft. Interspersed throughout the album are interviews conducted by the band in West Yorkshire, expressing the political disenfranchisement amongst the area’s youth.
The album is released in the UK on 25th September and a week later in all other territories.