Four Tet's Text Records will issue the US artist's first LP, in February 2015.
Four Tet has been championing Naples for a couple of years now—he commissioned him to remix his own track, "128 Harps," back in 2012. Since then Naples has appeared on labels like The Trilogy Tapes and Mister Saturday Night Records, who released his breakthrough single, Mad Disrespect. Last year he also launched his own imprint, Proibito.
Naples says Body Pill's title come from a strange English translation he saw in a Japanese vending machine. He says: "When I ran the title past Kieran [Hebden, AKA Four Tet], and he said it just sounded like a lost rave classic, but I thought in the end it makes sense. The LP is a small dose of synthetic noises and rhythms."
The city of New York was a key inspiration to Naples, who adds: "I wanted to make a streetwise record that was also solid and simple, like a brick or those weird fluorescent light tubes in the subway. They give off this weird hum that you hear only when you're alone in the station between trains late at night. I wanted to make a record that evoked that experience."
You can listen to album track "Refugio" below.
04. Way Stone
07. Used To Be
Text Records will release Body Pill on February 17th, 2015.