The ethereal R&B producer's next LP is due out on Acephale in September.
The record comes two years after Love Remains, the debut album that put Krell on the map with its bleak and hazy style of R&B. According to a press release, that one was recorded shortly after Krell moved from Brooklyn to Berlin, while his new one was made over the past 15 months in Brooklyn, Chicago, Nashville and London, a period Krell describes as "very unhappy and confused."
"I found myself feeling stranded, alone and depraved, and generally run the fuck down," he says. "While writing these songs I was trying to learn to lose in a meaningful way and to sustain loss as a source of creative energy." He adds that Total Loss is an "album about sharing."
The LP is co-produced by Rodaidh McDonald, whose past credits include remix work for The xx. You can hear a mixtape by Krell, plus the final track from the album, over on his SoundCloud page.
01. When I Was in Trouble
02. Cold Nites
03. Say My Name or Say Whatever
04. Running Back
05. & It Was U
06. World I Need You, Won't Be Without You (Proem)
08. How Many?
09. Talking to You
10. Set It Right
11. Ocean Floor for Everything
Acephale will release Total Loss on September 18th, 2012.