The Death Of Rave announce Mark Leckey album
Dream English Kid 1964 – 1999AD is the soundtrack to the Turner Prize-winning artist’s autobiographical film installation.
Under the watchful eye of Conor Thomas, Boomkat’s in-house label The Death Of Rave has remained wilfully unpredictable since it was inaugurated by a vinyl issue of Mark Leckey’s Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore soundtrack in 2012. Early Powell, teenage recordings from Delroy Edwards, The Automatics Group reissues, Mark Fell collaborations with Gábor Lázár and the Neuromancer inspired antics of The Sprawl have all followed. Last seen collaborating with Florian Hecker on the tongue-twisting PAN album Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera, Turner-prize winning artist Leckey realigns with The Death Of Rave for their first release of 2016.
Due out next week, Dream English Kid 1964 – 1999AD is the soundtrack of Leckey’s recent autobiographical film installation of the same name and takes shape as a 30-minute album consisting of two long form compositions. A press release quotes Leckey offering the following explanation for the installation:
“Dream English Kid began when I found on YouTube an audio recording of Joy Division playing at a small club in Liverpool. A gig I’d been present at but could barely remember. As I listened I wondered if, through enhancing the audio, I could actually find my fifteen-year-old self in the recording. That led me to think would it be possible; at this point, with so much imagery available in the digital archives, to reconstruct my memoirs through all the DVD re-releases, eBay ephemera, YouTube uploads and above all the resource of the internet itself; the way it can actualize half-forgotten memories and produce a niche for seemingly every remembrance.”
The Death Of Rave will release Dream English Kid 1964 – 1999AD by Mark Leckey on March 18.
The Death Of Rave on Juno