Luke Abbott returns with “Kagen Sound”

From ‘Translate,’ his first album in six years.

UK producer Luke Abbott has announced Translate, his first solo album in six years, and dropped its first preview: “Kagen Sound.”

“The track is named after an American puzzle box maker, he makes the most incredibly intricate wooden puzzle boxes,” Abott explained in a statement. “I’ve been interested in puzzle boxes since I saw Hellraiser when I was about 11 years old, maybe I shouldn’t have seen that film so young. To me the track feels like a huge opening in the earth, like a cosmic doorway, which is why it’s the opening track on the album.”

“Kagen Sound” is a brief but tantalizing taste of Translate, which comes six years after Abbott’s last record under his own name, Wysing Forest. In between releases, he put out music under the alias Earlham Mystics and delved into soundtrack work, scoring the films The Goob (directed by Guy Myhill) and The Fight (by Jessica Hynes). He also formed the experimental jazz trio Szun Waves with Portico Quartet’s Jack Wyllie and PVT’s Lawrence Pike.


Translate is out on Border Community on October 30. Hear “Kagen Sound” below:

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