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Kode9 Releases Solo Album ‘Nothing’ In November

The Hyperdub founder will release his first solo full-length on his own imprint.

Steve Goodman aka Kode9 has announced his new LP ‘Nothing’, which will be released November 6 on Hyperdub, and has been described as being ‘about nothing’. It comes after two albums on the label in which he teamed up with the late Spaceape (who died in 2014 after a prolonged battle with cancer) – 2006’s ‘Memories Of The Future’ and 2012’s ‘Black Sun’, which we previously reviewed.

According to Hyperdub: ‘The album throws horror soundtracks, sampled library and j-pop records into a no mans land between grime, early dubstep and Chicago footwork. Mostly instrumental, it zigzags between hypnotic, downcast loops, growling drones, jagged cut-ups of androids gone haywire, threaded through twitchy, transatlantic rhythms and sub-bass inaudible through your laptop speakers.’

Goodman is also touring a live audio visual set in collaboration with simulation artist Lawrence Lek in 2016, which ‘revolves around a evacuated, fully automated, luxury hotel known as the ‘Nøtel’, whose corporate logo features on the album’s cover’. The project ‘explores a post-scarcity world in which the only thing in short supply is humans. The performance guides the audience on a first-person tour through the uncanny architecture of the Nøtel. In sprawling chambers deep within slick glass corridors, they encounter warped spaces, quantum clouds, gravitational pools, dancing voids and holograms of the dead.’

Check out the sleek album artwork below and read on for tracklisting…

Kode9 - Nothing [Hyperdub]


1. Zero Point Energy
2. Notel
3. Void
4. Holo
5. Third Ear Transmission feat. The Spaceape
6. Zero Work
7. Vacuum Packed
8. Wu Wei
9. Casimir Effect
10. Respirator
11. Mirage
12. Drones
13. Nothing Lasts Forever

Featured image: Philip Skoczkowski

‘Nothing’ is out November 6 on Hyperdub.