Two years after Shelley‘s On Zenn-la, British composer and cellist Oliver Coates has announced the release of a new album. skins n slime is out on October 16th via RVNG Intl. According to the press release, it is a caliginous anatomy concealed by a drone-metal membrane, feeding upon mechanized strand distortions and thriving amidst its harmonic waste. We already shared “Butoh Baby”; “Honey” is a new excerpt and comes with the official video.
The polyphonic architecture of skins n slime is cavernous and bright, where melodic cinders have space to cascade between thick walls of noise, and sounds are left to settle in serendipitous ways. The album is also inspired by the musical numerology of Hanne Darboven and the compositions of unsung Dutch musician Enno Velthuys. The album was completed in Glasgow in December 2019.