The six-track EP, out next week, is their second collaborative record under the name asda.
The duo's first release, Three Tracks, paired Vessel's gritty production with Giles' hallucinatory poetry. Their next one is a six-tracker for No Corner, a label with strong ties to the Bristol collective Young Echo, which includes Vessel as well as Kahn, El Kid and Jabu. (RA's Aaron Coultate spent time with the group for a feature in 2013.)
Describing the sounds that influenced their new record, asda cites "new age punk, broken electronics, modern poetry, noise music, crushed dancehall." Speaking to the title, Giles references a quote from John Clellon Holmes, author of the 1952 beat generation novel Go: “The abyss is the unending banality of life and the emptiness of continuing to exist for no reason through mindless crushing pain and futility."
Watch the video for the EP cut "Killer Of Men," below.
A1 Killer Of Men
A2 Long Grass
A3 Smoke And Gospel
B1 Lungs Full And Heavy
B2 Universal Themes
B3 The Desire For Light And Stars And Jubilant Songs
No Corner will release The Abyss on April 23rd, 2016.