Drum & bass artists Hobzee and Zyon Base will release their first collaborative LP next month.
Blishen and Hobbs have been making drum & bass records (together and separately) for the past five years or so, and sought to try something different as Silent Dust. On their self-titled debut album, they leave the club behind almost entirely while staying loyal to the fundamentals of their genre. "We wanted this to be a drum & bass album, above all," they say. "We just wanted to expand what we considered D&B to be. Even the purely ambient tracks were written at 160-170 BPM."
Silent Dust's first LP was originally penciled in for release on Soul:R, Marcus Intalex's label, but when that fell through they decided to release it themselves on none60. It will be preceded by two 12-inch extractions with remixes by Calibre, Om Unit and Marcus Intalex, and followed in November by a digital remix EP. The film noir-inspired cover art is by Bristolian designer James BW Lewis.
03. A Million Words
04. Zero Nine Zero
06. Shadows on the Wall feat. DRS
07. Winter Song (Alternate #909)
08. Levitation Theme
11. The Sun Also Rises
12. Nordtevdt Effect
13. The Giant
14. Before Tomorrow
none60 will release Silent Dust on October 31st, 2011.