PublishedMon, 15 Feb 2010, 13:47
- The group's multimedia "response" to Brian Eno's original Music For Airports will see a release in May.
The Black Dog will release their latest album on Soma Recordings later this year.
Entitled Music For Real Airports, the album combines new music with segments from over 200 hours of field recordings from airports in an effort to explore the ideas and associations that people have with them today. "Some members of The Black Dog were disappointed by Eno's treatment of the subject in 1979 and have been considering how to produce a more meaningful response ever since," reads a statement issued by the band. "Airports have some of the glossiest surfaces in modern culture, but the fear underneath remains. Hence this record is not a utilitarian accompaniment to airports, in the sense of reinforcing the false utopia and fake idealism of air travel. Unlike Eno's Music for Airports, this is not a record to be used by airport authorities to lull their customers."
Although the drone-based first section of the record could be considered ambient, the album's second half sees the group explore dubstep-influenced beats and intense dark percussion before things settle down again. The Black Dog will also perform music from Music For Real Airports in Sheffield on April 24th at the city's Millenium Gallery. The event for the Sensoria festival is a multimedia collaboration with interactive visual artists Human, and will be the first time that it has been performed live. Those who can't attend can always pick up the music on CD or triple-vinyl when it comes out in May.
02. Terminal EMA
03. DISinformation Desk
04. Passport Control
05. Wait Behind This Line
06. Empty Seat Calculations
07. Strip Light Hate
08. Future Delay Thinking
10. Delay 9
11. Sleep Deprivation 1
12. Sleep Deprivation 2
13. He Knows
14. Business Car Park 9
Soma Records will release Music For Real Airports on May 10th, 2010.