Trip Hop legends Massive Attack return with new music 25 years after the launch of their debut album.
The EP, titled ‘Ritual Spirit’ was released yesterday and features the return of original member Tricky in addition to impressive collaborations with Young Fathers, Roots Manuva and newcomer Azekel (‘Ritual Spirit’).
The EP was written and produced by Massive Attack’s Robert del Naja and long-term studio collaborator Euan Dickinson. A second Massive Attack EP, written and co-produced by Daddy G, will be released in the spring, with an album to follow later in the year.
To mark the EP release, Massive Attack also premiered a brand new video for ‘Take It There’. Directed by Hiro Murai and starring Oscar-nominated actor John Hawkes, the ‘Take It There’ video is available to view here http://po.st/TakeItThereVideo
The release of ‘Ritual Spirit’ follows the launch of Massive Attack’s ‘Fantom’ app last week.
Developed by a team including the band’s Robert del Naja, ‘Fantom’ is a sensory music player that remixes and reforms songs uniquely using a variety of environmental variables including location, movement, time of day, heartbeat and the integral moving image camera.
More information on Fantom at http://www.thefantom.co/
Meanwhile, Massive are currently touring the UK and Europe. The new live show is designed by Robert del Naja and long time visual collaborators United Visual Artists, with support coming from Young Fathers.