Daniel Avery has shared the new song “Lone Swordsman,” a tribute to the late producer and DJ Andrew Weatherall.
Weatherall, who died aged 56 in February from a pulmonary embolism, helped push the ’80s acid house scene into the mainstream before moving on to remix the likes of New Order, Björk, My Bloody Valentine and Manic Street Preachers. He was also known for producing Primal Scream’s influential album Screamadelica.
“I was in my studio the morning I heard about Andrew Weatherall’s passing,” Avery recounted in a statement. “The track ‘Lone Swordsman’ is what formed that day. Andrew was a hero, a friend and someone who regularly reminded us all how it should be done, not to mention the funniest fucker around.”
Avery’s new single honors Weatherall not only through its stunning soundscape, but also by raising funds for Amnesty International—all proceeds from the track’s sale on Bandcamp (with the A-side “Dusting For Smoke”) will go to the charity.
Prior to “Lone Swordsman,” Avery released the solo LP Love + Light in June. In March, he put out Illusion of Time in collaboration with Nine Inch Nails touring member Alessandro Cortini.
Listen to “Lone Swordsman” here: