Illum Sphere – Glass LP
Ryan Hunn, also known as producer and DJ Illum Sphere, returns to Ninja Tune with his second full-length,”Glass”. This follows 2014’s “Ghosts of Then and Now” LP, but sonically moves further in the direction hinted by his ‘Spectre Vex’ and ‘Second Sight’ 12”s and well-received mixes for fabriclive and Dekmantel. The reduction in output over this time a conscious decision to carefully signpost a change in direction. This same shift has also bled into his acclaimed DJ sets – that have previously won him fans in Thom Yorke andBen UFO – leaving him poised now more than ever to delve into a new phase.
“I wanted to make an album very different to the first,” says the producer, “one with a different palette, pace and energy.”
A change in “situation and style,” as he describes it, replaces the sharp turns and drastic shifts in altitude of his earlier efforts. “Glass” is a record steeped in mechanical depth and a beating cohesiveness, reminiscent of contemporaries Helena Hauff and Kassem Mosse, and positioning the industry’s best kept secret—Illum Sphere—to have a breakout year all of his own.
Listen to first single ‘Thousand Yard Stare’ now:
Catch Illum Sphere’s monthly NTS show on the ‘2′ stream. “Glass” is released 4th November 2016 on Ninja Tune.
1. The Journey
2. Fall Into Water
3. Red Glass
6. Fuel The Fire
8. Thousand Yard Stare