On June 26, electronic music pioneers Spooky
(aka Charlie May and Duncan Forbes) return with their third studio album, the double-disc masterpiece Open
. Featuring the lush vocals of Julie Daske and the amazing Celestine Gordon – Open
is a perfectly produced one-two punch of electronic soul and chill-out music released just in time for the summer.
On a historical level, Spooky are one of the most famous and important production outfits of the mid-1990's electronic music scene. Much like other top acts from the golden era - including Orbital
and Underworld - Spooky always created music that went beyond a 4/4 simple beat and landed in a realm of beautiful song structures and soundscapes. Open
isn't merely another electronic or dance music album, but rather it's a masterwork that needs to be thoroughly explored. The first disc of this collection features 9 songs that that traverses the realm of electronic soul. Each track is elegant and smooth as ice; paired with the irresistible vocals of newcomers Julie Daske and Celestine Gordon. Just wait until you hear "Strange Addiction" – its pure heaven for the soul.
If you need a comedown from everyday life, then we suggest you pop in the second disc. This set offers alternate "chill out" versions of the tracks from disc one. Here everything's slowed down just a bit and the atmospheres take over. Glorious synths and downbeats are paired with the vocals to create something truly remarkable.
Known for their ability to weave in and out of genres, Spooky are most famous for their anthem "Little Bullet" (1993) and their top-selling debut LP "Gargantuan" (1993). They've also remixed some of the most memorable electronic music tracks of all time including Sven Vath's "An Accident In Paradise" and William Orbit's "Water From A Vine Leaf."
Spooky have been a long time collaborator of dance music icon, Sasha. In fact, Sasha's all time classic single "Xpander" was originally a Spooky tune and Charlie May co-wrote and produced Sasha's artist album Airdrawndagger and co-produced Involver. Spooky are currently working with Sasha on the development of Involver 2 and the collection will include exclusive remixes of Spooky's "No Return" and "Belong."
Spooky have gained the reputation for having a can't-miss live show and have been touring with Sasha throughout the world. Their sets at The Warehouse Project in Manchester and Space in Ibiza have reached legendary status. There are plans for Sasha and Spooky to tour together around the release of Involver 2
is released on June 26 through their own Spooky.uk.com label
1 "Belong (Open Version)"
2 "New Light"
3 "No Return"
4 "What Are We Waiting For"
6 "It's So Late"
7 "Strange Addiction"
8 "The River"
9 "An Ending"
1 "Belong (Echospace dub)"
2 "What Are We Waiting For (Dub)"
3 "New Light In Dub"
4 "Shelter (Slow Phase)"
5 "No Return (Dorset Echo)"
6 "The River (Ambient)"
7 "Strange Addiction (Dub Addiction)"
8 "New Light (Slow)"
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