Ital Tek's 'Bodied', the follow up to his acclaimed 2016 album 'Hollowed' is released on September 7th 2018. Stepping in a different direction from that album, it’s as if Hollowed's detailed world has been fleshed out and filled with the spectre of human voices.
As on his last album, the sounds on 'Bodied' are highly designed, but this time barely a whisper of dance music remains. Instead it's built around acoustic elements and ghostly choral arrangements, refracted and transformed into atmospheric, alien forms which are given the time to settle and transform. Rhythm is used only as a tool to give his world a sense of dark, mechanical momentum.
As Ital Tek moves further from his roots, he's creating new sounds and spaces in which his music can exist. It's up to the listener to decide what kind of world 'Bodied' evokes, but it's certainly one that's beautiful and rewarding to spend time in.
Watch the video for the lead single 'Blood Rain' Dir. Adam Chitayat:
Artwork by Ella MCcartney