Darren Cunningham, Werk Discs manager and better known to the world as Actress, has finally, seemingly, set in concrete a release date for his long gestating fourth LP, Ghettoville.
Rumoured to be in production as far back as 2010, the album is designed to serve as a bridge to the producer's debut LP, Hazyville. Actress has released two other LPs in the interim however, 2010's Splazsh and last year's concept-heavy R.I.P, both to varying levels of acclaim.
An announcement posted to the Werk Discs website reads as follows:
"Ghettoville is the bleached out and black tinted conclusion of the Actress image"
The post then dissolves into a series of increasingly cryptic statements, such as:
"the scripts now carry tears, the world has returned to a flattened state, and out through that window, the birds look back into the cage they once inhabited".
The album will be released as a box set, which includes a 32-page artbook, three LPs, a CD and Hazyville, which appears for the first time here on vinyl. You'll also be able to grab it as a scaled-down vinyl set, a CD and a digital download.
An earlier revealed tracklist is listed below.
Werk Discs will release Ghettoville on January 27th, 2014.