MUSIC: Actress Announces New Album And Playing Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
by Reginald Duvivier
Experimental electronic music artist Actress is set to release the unfortunately named “Ghettoville” album early next year. Considering some consider his last LP, “Actress” a highpoint in electronic music this decade, it’s kind of a big deal. Despite the trashy name for the album Actress’s work is anything but, and the little mini manifesto he unleashed with the announcement kind of sum up where he’s coming from.
Where the demands of writing caught the artist slumped and reclined, devoid of any soul, acutely aware of the simulated prism that required breakout. Four albums in and the notes and compositions no longer contain decipherable language. The scripts now carry tears, the world has returned to a flattened state, and out through that window, the birds look back into the cage they once inhabited. Spitting flames behind a white wall of silence. The machines have turned to stone, data reads like an obituary to its user. A fix is no longer a release, it’s a brittle curse. Zero satisfaction, no teeth, pseudo artists running rampant, but the path continues. R.I.P Music 2014.
He’s also slated to play the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival in a few days at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Get your tickets here.
Here’s a set he shot for live dj culture archivists Boiler Room last year.