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it has been five years since the release of kode9 and the spaceape's searing first album 'memories of the future'. on this new recording, named after kode9's influential 2009 single 'black sun', the intensity and themes of their debut remain, but the delivery is more rapid and with greater clarity, the beats more jagged and restless. starting as a dense onslaught, 'black sun' proceeds to expand and contract its galaxy, sucking you into its orbit, and daring you to come and bathe in the warmth of its toxic glow. kode9 and the spaceape explore an accelerated sonic fiction with this album. spaceape verbally conjures up a world under a titular 'black sun'; his lyrics intimating an unknown time resonating strongly with the present, after an unclassified radioactive event has transformed the planet, much of which is now on fire. spaceape sends radio transmissions from this irradiated, scorched zone. his demeanour has changed. kode9 has tuned into him on a different frequency.
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