Published Jan 30, 2020U.K. producer Daniel Avery and Nine Inch Nails synth wizard Alessandro Cortini have lifted the curtain on a new collaborative album. The pair will release Illusion of Time on March 27 through Mute/Phantasy.
Avery and Cortini began working on the material that became Illusion of Time before they had even met, completing them upon touring with NIN in 2018. The result is a "quietly powerful" 10-track effort that is "rooted in trust, process and experimentation."
"I was a big fan of Daniel's, and his work always spoke to me in a certain way,'' Cortini explained in a statement. "After our first collaboration, we just kept sending each other music and maintaining that dialogue. Next thing you know, we're sitting in a hotel room in New York and had finished the record in three hours."
Avery added, "Some of the tracks were borne simply out of a tiny synth part, or a bit of tape hiss that we had recorded. And that approach taught me a lot. It's a record that's been worked on hard, but not laboured over."
Alongside the announcement, the pair have shared Illusion of Time's title track, which arrives alongside a video helmed by Sam Davis and Tom Andrew. The latter explained, "We were keen to capture a visual representation of the tempo and atmospheric emotion of the track and make a video exploring the notion of collaboration. A super-motion approach allowed us to explore details of motion shared between two people, in tactile actions of aiding and supporting."
Both Avery and Cortini released solo albums last year, delivering B-Sides & Remixes and VOLUME MASSIMO, respectively.
Illusion of Time is now available for pre-order.
Illusion of Time:
2. Illusion of Time
3. CC Pad
4. Space Channel
5. Inside The Ruins
6. At First Sight
7. Interrupted By The Cloud of Light
8. Enter Exit