The new LP brings him back to Ostgut Ton and lands on June 22nd.
Voids, out in June, was inspired by a near-death experience. Produced during the months after Martyn suffered a heart attack, it features no guest vocalists or collaborators and is among the producer's most stripped-down records. Following LPs on Brainfeeder and Ninja Tune, Voids is Martyn's first album for Ostgut Ton, the Berghain-affiliated label he first linked up with in 2010.
"That was the first record I listened to in my studio after coming out of the hospital," the producer says about M'Boom, a 1979 jazz percussion album that sparked Martyn's return to production. "Playing this record was such a surreal experience, the first music I consciously listened to after my recovery. I could hear so much space in the music, something I had never noticed before."
On Thursday June 25th, Martyn will perform live at Säule to celebrate the album launch.
Listen to a 2015 RA Exchange with Martyn.
01. Voids One
03. Mind Rain
06. Try To Love You
07. Cutting Tone
08. World Gate
09. Voids Two
Ostgut Ton will release Voids on June 22nd, 2018.
Photo credit: Josh Sisk