Immersion Announce Collaborative Album, Share First Single “Skylarks” feat. Ulrich Schnauss

Nanocluster Vol. 1, the new LP from Malka Spigel of Minimal Compact and Colin Newman of Wire, will also feature Tarwater, Scanner, and Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier.

Speaking of Colin Newman albums that don’t sound much like Wire’s breakthrough post-punk debut, today Newman is announcing a new record with Minimal Compact’s Malka Spigel as Immersion, which will be a series of collaborations with like-minded left-field electronic artists Tarwater, Ulrich Schnauss (from the current iteration of Tangerine Dream), Scanner, and Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab. Nanocluster Vol. 1 is out September 4 via Spigel and Newman’s swim~, home to a handful of prior Immersion releases.

The first taste of the record sees the duo team up with Schnauss on the smooth instrumental “Skylarks,” which pairs ambient synths and a minimal beat with driving guitars and a variety of other sounds. “Ulrich Schnauss is not only a highly talented artist but also an amazing human being,” Newman shares of the track. “The music in ‘Skylarks’ is about, if about anything, the magic of summer and we have attempted to capture something of that in the video which is all shot within walking distance of our house in Brighton. The track is part of an album which is all about friendship and collaboration.”

Watch the video for the track below (which looks like a less doomy version of the doc Leviathan), and pre-order the album here.


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