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Truth & Loss EP

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    House of Black Lanterns is the brand new project from Dylan Richards, formerly known as King Cannibal (Ninja Tune) and Zilla (Warp).

    Retaining the earlier influence of DJ Krust’s sprawling drum & bass soundscapes, House of Black Lanterns sees Richards develop his sound to incorporate the dub-inflected techno textures of Rhythm & Sound whilst nodding to the catchy, yet occasionally bleak floorfillers of Trax, all inspired by the modern noir visual style of Michael Mann.

    Title track ‘Truth & Loss’ repositions Chicago’s footwork sound somewhere between Bristol and Berlin, and is complimented by a D&B-meets-juke remix from Fracture. ‘Like A Warrior’ is a half-stepping collaboration with Trinidadian emcee, Juakali, whilst the EP closes with Richards’ techno take on Ghettozoid’s domination anthem ‘Boy Toy’.

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Houndstooth's foreboding theme music lands on wax backed with a furtive footwork remix by Fracture, marking up the 2nd issue on Fabric's new spawnling. House Of Black Lanterns is a front for Dylan Richards' (fka King Cannibal) new forays into the nether region between neurotic D&B, Chi-town mutations and noirish electronics; a proper London night music evoking images of pleasured grimace, evasive/invasive dancefloor actions and the ting/tang of good/bad drugs.

The lead cut's got a real demonic swagger about it, while 'Like A Warrior' cuts in on dread space previously staked out by early Hyperdubs 'longside Trini/NYC vocalist Juakali, and a re-take of Ghettozoid's 'Boy Toy' runs wide-bassed sci-fi house for the fashion set. On remix detail, Astrophonica boss and D&B/jUKe catalyst Fracture applies lean, trapped-out handiwork to 'Truth & Loss'.


released April 1, 2013



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House of Black Lanterns London, UK

House of Black Lanterns is the latest artistic guise of Dylan Richards (formerly known as King Cannibal when working on Ninja Tune and Zilla
on Warp Records).

Championed by the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs, hand-picked by Björk to work on her recent ‘Biophilia’ project, selected by Liam Howlett to
remix the Prodigy.
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