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House Of Black Lanterns Preps New EP



When we announced that Dylan Richards was set to return under yet another guise as the man formerly known as  King Cannibal in his Ninja Tune releases and Zilla whilst on Warp would be releasing fresh works under the moniker House of Black Lanterns in his first album since making the move from Berlin to South London 18 months ago.

The change of habitat and name seemed to have accompanied a change in direction too as the vision and style of the upcoming release as Richards developed his sound to incorporate the dub-inflected techno textures of Rhythm & Sound whilst nodding to the catchy, yet occasionally bleak floorfillers of Trax, which he explained was inspired by the modern noir visual style of Michael Mann.  “House of Black Lanterns is firstly about suspense, space and depth. It’s more restrained than anything I have worked on before; that threat of violence is buried deep in texture rather than worn outwardly on my sleeve.” 

Hand-picked by Björk to work on her recent ‘Biophilia’ project and invited to compile retrospectives of the Warp and Ninja Tune catalogues as Zilla and King Cannibal respectively 2013 looks set to be a massive year for Dylan  and we’re excited to reveal that he will be continuing to release under his House Of Black Lanterns persona with a new four track EP entitled ‘You, Me, Metropolis‘ on Houndstooth. Set to drop August 12th the new EP is a dark techno affair featuring remixes from Dave Clarke and Mr Jones under their joint name of _Unsubscribe_ and another rework from D&B veteran Breakage.

Check out the _Unsubscribe_ remix  of Broken as featured on the EP below

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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