DJ Shadow is returning later this month with The Mountain Will Fall, his first proper full-length since 2011’s The Less You Know, The Better. We’ve heard the album’s title track and the excellent Run The Jewels collab “Nobody Speak,” and now we get to hear “Bergschrund,” a creeping, stuttering collaboration with Berlin-based composer Nils Frahm. “Nils Frahm is an insanely smart composer,” Shadow told The FADER in an email. “He created a sinewy, gated vintage synth line which I then expanded upon, hopefully to complimentary effect. Our track is called ‘Bergschrund,’ an obscure German word for a particular type of crevasse, or ice cliff, usually found on mountains at very high elevations.” Listen below.
The Mountain Will Fall is out 6/24 via Mass Appeal. Pre-order it here.