Release date: June 10, 2016
Formats: 2xLP | CD | DL

Written and produced by Raime.

© & ℗ 2016 Blackest Ever Black.
Published by Mute Song.


Mastering and half-speed cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy.

2xLP pressed at Optimal on heavyweight 180g vinyl, and housed in matt laminated gatefold sleeve with spot-gloss detailing and two printed inners. Download code included.

CD housed in remus spined digipack with matt-lamination and spot-gloss detail, and printed inner sleeve.

Also available on digital formats.

Pre-orders of all formats direct from Blackest Ever Black come with instant download of ‘Dead Heat’ and full album download on release date.


LP tracklist:

  • A1. Coax (4:11)
  • A2. Dead Heat (4:35)
  • B1. Hold Your Line (4:29)
  • B2. Front Running (4:24)
  • C1. Dialling In, Falling Out (4:58)
  • C2. Glassed (5:15)
  • D1. Cold Cain (4:58)
  • D2. Stammer (4:48)

 

CD/digital tracklist:

  • 1. Coax (4:11)
  • 2. Dead Heat (4:35)
  • 3. Hold Your Line (4:29)
  • 4. Front Running (4:24)
  • 5. Dialling In, Falling Out (4:58)
  • 6. Glassed (5:15)
  • 7. Cold Cain (4:58)
  • 8. Stammer (4:48)
Raime

Tooth   BLACKESTLP014 | CD014 | DL014

Raime’s second album, Tooth, arrives June 10, 2016 on 2xLP, CD and digital formats. The widescreen melancholia of their 2012 debut, Quarter Turns Over A Living Line, gives way to an urgent and focussed futurism, in the shape of eight fiercely uptempo, minimal, meticulously crafted electro-acoustic rhythm tracks. The DNA of dub-techno, garage/grime and post-hardcore rock music spliced into sleek and predatory new forms.

No let-up, no hesitation. Needlepoint guitar, deftly junglist drum programming, brooding synths and lethal sub-bass drive the engine. The production is immaculate, high definition. No hiss, no obscuring drones or extraneous noise: the music of Tooth is wide-open and exposed. The seeds of its supple dancehall biomechanics can be found in the self-titled 2013 EP by Raime side-project Moin, an ahead-of-its-time synthesis of art-rock and soundsystem sensibilities, but Tooth pushes the template further, binding the disparate elements together so tightly that they become indistinguishable from one another.

If Quarter Turns was an album that confronted total loss and self-destruction, even longed for it, then Tooth is the sound of resistance and counter-attack: cunning, quick, resolute; calling upon stealth as much as brute-force. At a time when so many pay lip service to experimentation without ever fully committing themselves or their work to it, Raime return from three years of deep, dedicated studio research with a bold and original new music: staunch, rude, and way out in front.


Raime play an intimate live show to launch the album at Birthdays, 33-35 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BJ on Tuesday 14 June. 8pm. Tickets are priced £10 advance and available here