Actress's elaborate new stage show sees him accompanied by two AI performers and a special appearance from the "Chrome Man" on keyboards.
◥◣ Actress (Live A/V)
Darren Cunningham, the face behind the name Actress, has been releasing music under this moniker since 2004. Having worked with a number of labels, he is most often associated with Ninja Tune and Werkdiscs, the latter of which Cunningham himself founded and continues to help run. Being a dance artist who distances himself from “patterns” in favor of “imagery,” Actress’ sophisticated approach to the dance floor makes him a truly unique force in beat-making today. Do not mistake his interests in flatness, grayscale, and white noise for a lack of dynamic in his music; it is as captivating and totalizing as a noisemaker in padded room, with the main difference being that with Actress you’re dancing to a newfound cadence within his thoughtfully crafted variations in timbre and time.
AZD (pronounced “azid”), Actress’ fifth studio album was released April of this year to wide acclaim.