SummaryTHE HUNDRED IN THE HANDS have emerged from their dimly-lit New York studio with a self-produced meditation on separation and reunion, love nearly lost and the long night back to it; a chronicle of late-hour pining awash in digital glow and urban buzzing. Their new album Red Night, releasing June 12, arrives in the form of an after-light transmission from a faraway source, leading the listener deep into the city's thrum.
The first single "Keep It Low" is a grinding jam that foregrounds the sounds of timeless Industrial and Krautrock tracks, whilst maintaining an undeniably affecting vocal performance from singer Eleanore Everdell. Exclusive to this 12" is previously unreleased b-side "Mountains", a dubbed-out track with lurid vocal inflections.
Dark, moody dancefloor remixes from the UK's biggest DJ's & producers compliment THITH flawlessly. Andy Stott, whose EP's contained "some of the most tormented but physically powerful dance music of " according to Pitchfork, contributes a characteristically churning, menacing rework of "Keep It Low".
JD Twitch contributes as member of the now-legendary Glaswegian party and DJ duo Optimo, delivering not one, but two shimmering, Factory Records induced takes, providing a chilled dub to the mix.
Splitting the difference is the genre-defying Patten, one of the most intriguing young musicians on the British scene today. Hailed as "exhaustingly brilliant" his own remix of "Keep it Low" is shrouded in hissing, gauzy vocals and gently skittering hi hats that are sure to send you dancing.