Andy Stott – “Violence”

Manchester producer Andy Stott has been making music for about a decade, but he truly found his voice with a pair of grim and dubby EPs in 2011. Then, more importantly, he found another voice. Pairing with opera singer Alison Skidmore, Stott crafted 2012’s Luxury Problems, a breakthrough in every possible way. Though he did work in Millie & Andrea (this year’s fun, jungle-heavy side project with Demdike Stare’s Miles Whittaker) we’ve now received news that Stott will return with a proper follow-up to his career defining album. Faith In Strangers (which once again includes contributions from Skidmore) will be out this November, and from the first single there’s a lot to be excited about. “Violence” is a hugely spacious track that sounds miles away from the claustrophobia of something like “Numb.” If anything, however, Stott’s production has only become more aggressive and atmospheric, as “Violence” gradually introduces crushingly heavy beats that sound as sharp as razor blades. Listen to it below.

Faith In Strangers Tracklist:
01 “Time Away”
02 “Violence”
03 “On Oath”
04 “Science & Industry”
05 “No Surrender”
06 “How It Was”
07 “Damage”
08 “Faith In Strangers”
09 “Missing”

Faith In Strangers is out 11/18 via Modern Love.

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