Melondrama will drop on August 31st, two weeks after the label's eighth birthday celebrations.
According to the liner notes, the Melbourne artist—who has been one of the label's core acts since its early days—is the result of 12 months of writing and recording in the studio amid a "step back from live performance." The album's nine tracks span "electro-synth, deep milky way ambience and mutant drum machine funk," according to the notes, meant to act as an "antidote to the deluge of modern electronica that's designed for speed listening."
Melondrama is Butter Sessions' first full artist album after nearly 20 12-inches and two compilations. It's due out two weeks after the imprint's eighth birthday celebrations.
To mark the anniversary, label heads Sleep D lead a night at The Night Cat in Melbourne on August 17th featuring sets from Sexton plus Rings Around Saturn, Albrecht La'Brooy, Mosam Howieson, Millú and Darcy Justice. The record also follows the publication of Mind Haze, an 80-page book of illustrations and graphic design by Maryos Syawish (one half of Sleep D and the driving force behind the label's distinctive aesthetic). The book includes sleeve artwork, poster designs, logos and sketches.
Watch the video for album track "Speak Into It."
Listen to Butter Sessions' label of the month mix from October 2018.
A1 The Sump
A4 Look Back And Lurch
B1 Speak Into It
B3 Previous Employee feat. Maryouss
B4 Almost A Mirror
Butter Sessions will release Melondrama on August 31st, 2018.