House Number 44, the latest album from the Blackest Ever Black duo, will land in March.
This new endeavour follows Marc Dall and Alex Ander's R.D. Laing-inspired trilogy, which started with 2013's An Ambassador For Laing and ended with 2014's Will To Be Well. The Composite Moods Collection "examines the relationship between two individuals co-habiting the same confined space—their interactions, their sense of self and each other and the pregnant space in between," according to label Blackest Ever Black.
Like the Scottish duo's previous work, House Number 44 concerns itself with mental health, centring around the protagonist's co-habitant who "appears distinctly unwell—detached, isolated, often feeling helpless and unable to influence the world around them." The album tackles this with individual mood pieces meant to "convey a bipolarity of mood, each movement contradicting or erasing what came before, making progress impossible."
Listen to "Methods Of Élan" below.
01. Response To Stimuli
02. It Itself, Is Harmless
03. Running Sheets
04. Ecstasy As A Mask Or Shield
05. Conscience Of Nerves
06. Research Network
07. On A Level
08. End Of Each Analysis
10. Content For Feelings
11. Zero Point Zero Six Per Cent
12. Implicit Use Of Abstraction
13. Statistical Order
16. Everything They Wanted To Hear
18. Methods Of Élan
19. Lines To Border
Blackest Ever Black will release The Composite Moods Collection Vol. 1: House Number 44 in March 2016.