He handles the visuals himself...

Luke Abbott has shared his new track 'Earthship' in full.

The producer will release new LP 'Translate' on October 30th, his first solo album in six years.

Released on Border Community, the record is teased by a track the electronic musician refers to as "magical".

There's certainly a sense of the other-worldly at play, while the sonic palette produces a few surprises - not least the treated guitar.

He comments...

"Of all the tracks I recorded for this album, 'Earthship' felt the most magical when it happened. I wasn't planning on using the guitar when we started the sessions, but it was just sitting there, so when I started playing this doomy slow thing it just felt right to hit the guitar a few times."

"We had these microphones setup outside the studio picking up street noise and on this track we ended up with some radio and children going past. I couldn't hear those bits when I was playing it, but when we brought the faders up to check the take there were all these sounds that had magically arrived and fit into the track perfectly."

"The track feels like flying through space, so I named it 'Earthship' as a nod to Buckminster Fuller's Operating Manual For Spaceship Earth. An Earthship is also a type of passive eco home, built of recycled materials."

Luke Abbott handles the visuals himself - tune in below.

Join us on the ad-free creative social network Vero, as we get under the skin of global cultural happenings. Follow Clash Magazine as we skip merrily between clubs, concerts, interviews and photo shoots. Get backstage sneak peeks, exclusive content and access to Clash Live events and a true view into our world as the fun and games unfold.



Follow Clash: