Recent press photos show Russom looking a new man, decked out in all-white garb with cropped locks and a magnificent cowboy hat. Having signed off on his project with Delia Gonzalez in style with last year’s Track 5 12″, the Night Sky EP sees him working under his real name – previously only done whilst on remixing duties or in collaboration with Gonzalez. In addition to the title track, the release also features a Mutant Beat Dance remix courtesy of Nation Records chief Melvin Oliphant, aka Traxx.
The news comes in the same week as the latest Crystal Ark release (one of Russom’s many monikers) hit the shelves. “Touch” is the first Crystal Ark release to feature the band’s live incarnation – players include Electroputas member Jaiko Suzuki and artist Sokhna Heathyre Mabin (backing vocals), LCD/!!!’s Tyler Pope (bass), previous collaborator Alberto Lopez (percussion) and producer/multi-instrumentalist Matt Thornley.
DFA Records will release the Night Sky EP on August 2 via 12″ and digital formats. Tracklisting and artwork below.
Gavin Russom – Night Sky tracklisting:
1. Night Sky
2. Night Sky (Mutant Beat Dance Adjustment)
Photo credit: Tina Tyrell