Since the release of 2010’s More! Album we’ve been left wanting exactly that, with the German duo sporadically releasing EP’s whilst fans of the pairing waited anxiously wondering when a new full length effort was going to land. Thus with the Blackout: Whitenoise EP released for this years record store day and a 5th studio album to follow the current single will probably be a good measuring stick as to what Booka Shade’s new LP ‘Eve’ is going to be like and with the sound they’ve curated on ‘Love Inc’ we think the signs for the new fresh album appear to be good ones.
Billed as being a soundtrack to their story over the last few years, a tumultuous period in the pairings artistic relationship in which they almost split up during the first half of the production. In order to create something exciting they needed to be somewhere exciting and in search of inspiration headed to one of the UK’s hotbeds of electronic music, Manchester, to record at the acclaimed Eve studios, a residential vintage recording studio. This is where they found themselves together again, where the music came to life and thus this is why the album is named after the studio as the pairing explain “We recorded an electronic album in a traditional way and it made us feel like a band again, it was like going back to the beginning. ”
With special guests such as Azari & III’s Fritz Helder, Fritz Kalkbrenner and Groove Armada’s Andy Cato making appearances on the 12 track effort set to drop on November 1st consider us excited to see what exactly Booka Shade have cooked up. Until then let’s enjoy the sounds of the albums opening single ‘Love Inc’ by checking out the player below.