Relaxer says making new album, Coconut Grove, was an 'exorcism'

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  • Out next month on Avenue 66, the LP was recorded in solitude during a difficult period in the US artist's life.
  • Relaxer says making new album, Coconut Grove, was an 'exorcism' image
  • Relaxer has a new album on the way in October called Coconut Grove. Daniel Martin-McCormick, FKA Ital, wrote and recorded the nine-track LP in "deliberate solitude" over the course of a difficult year. "While working on it, I found some notes I had jotted down back in 2006, when I was 22 and first inching away from punk towards electronic music," he said. "I wrote that I had been dreaming of something humid and menacing, melting but also alluring. Those visions never left me, and I've been dreaming of them in one way or another ever since." The US producer added: "A lot can happen in a year, and, at the risk of sounding coy, a lot happened to me in 2018. Coconut Grove was an exorcism, or maybe a rebirth, but whatever it was it moved with a little extra fluidity. You can hear it for yourself, but I will say the album's softer touch is no accident. Living in that secret space, it felt good to let some air in." Relaxer's second LP will come out on Acid Test sub-label Avenue 66 on October 18th. It'll be available digitally and on vinyl. Stream the opening track, "Serpent In The Garden."
    Tracklist 01. Serpent In The Garden 02. Fluorescence 03. Cold Green 04. Born From The Beyond 05. Steeplechase 06. Um 07. Breaking The Waves 08. Agony 09. Finally Forgetting Avenue 66 will release Coconut Grove on October 18th, 2019.
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