After their two Dublin gigs last week, Massive Attack have dropped a new Ritual Spirit EP on Virgin/EMI today featuring 4 tracks of collaborations with their old pal Tricky, Roots Manuva, Azekel & Young Fathers.
It’s the first of two EPs to be released this year with an album to follow. Ritual Spirit EP has been written and produced by Robert del Naja and studio collaborator Euan Dickinson. A second Massive Attack EP, written and co-produced by Daddy G, will be released in the spring.
Here’s the video for the dark moody Tricky track, directed by Hiro Murai and starring Oscar-nominated actor John Hawkes:
‘Ritual Spirit’ EP track list:
1. Dead Editors (Massive Attack & Roots Manuva)
2. Ritual Spirit (Massive Attack & Azekel)
3. Voodoo In My Blood (Massive Attack & Young Fathers)
4. Take It There (Massive Attack, Tricky & 3D)
Only last week, the band launched the Fantom app – 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.
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