'Escapology' - Kode9's first album since 2015's 'Nothing' - is the first audio document of a wider project, Astro-Darien, ongoing
since last year. His most ambitious work yet as a multi-disciplinary artist, 'Escapology' is the soundtrack album to the sonic
fiction Astro-Darien, which will be released in October on Hyperdub's sub-label Flatlines,
The music reconfigures Astro-Darien's tense, off-world atmospheres into slices of high definition, asymmetric club rhythms,
woven through thrilling sound design and vertiginous sonics.
'Escapology' is just one entry point into of the Astro-Darien universe, which had begun to surface in 2021 as a two-week
audiovisual installation on the main dance floor at club space Corsica Studios in South London, and as a multi-channel diffusion
on the 50 speaker Acousmonium at the invitation of INA-GRM in Paris, the institution founded in 1951 by the musique concr te
pioneer Pierre Schaeffer, composer Pierre Henry and the engineer Jacques Poullin.
The artwork for both 'Escapology' and Astro-Darien was produced by Kode9's long-time collaborators Lawrence Lek (digital world
design), and Optigram (typography and gfx).