Space Heavy: Clear Vinyl LPXL1327LPE
Label: XL Recordings
Release Date: 9th June
A proper musical auteur is King Krule, you can find his influences in his stuff, sometimes buried, sometimes in plain sight but always pushed through his own filter. 'Space Heavy' is his most ambitious record, pulling bits from his now hefty body of work, whilst also presenting new more articulate and raw album.
Archy Marshall announces Space Heavy, the fourth studio album under his King Krule alias, out on Friday 9th June 2023 via XL Recordings. Coming 10 years on from his debut album, Space Heavy presents King Krule at his most articulate; using his years of experience to create a dynamic body of work that reveals something new with every listen.
Written from 2020 to 2022, between London and Liverpool, Space Heavy took shape over the course of commutes between the two cities where Archy Marshall was splitting his time. Befitting an album quite literally written on the commute between the two places he called home, Archy found himself fascinated by the notion of “the space between” - the space haunted by dreams of love, touching a narrative of lost connection, losing people and situations to the guillotine of the universe. Once written by Archy, the music was developed by frequent collaborator and producer Dilip Harris and long-time band mates Ignacio Salvadores (Saxophonist), George Bass (Drummer), James Wilson (Bass Guitarist) and Jack Towell (Guitarist).
The result is a 15-track full-length by the musical polymath that inhabits the deepest reaches of the subterranean sonic world that Archy has constructed over the course of his career as King Krule. In it you hear a generational artist stepping into the height of their artistic powers – the auteurism apparent on his debut 6 Feet Beneath The Moon, the shapeshifting sonic palette of The OOZ, the primality of Man Alive! and the raw vulnerability expressed on You Heat Me Up, You Cool Me Down all coalesce into a wizened, dynamic body of work that reveals new elements with each listen. In line with Archy’s interest in the space between, it is an album wherein the negative space demands the same attention as the positive space. If one is willing to wade into the mire the reward is rich.
- Pink Shell
- That Is My Life, That Is Yours
- Tortoise Of Independency
- Empty Stomach Space Cadet
- From The Swamp
- Our Vacuum
- Space Heavy
- When Vanishing
- If Only It Was Warmth
- Wednesday Overcast