The album is Pritchard’s first under his real name.
Electronic veteran Mark Pritchard returns to Warp in May with Under The Sun, an album of delicate compositions that stands in stark contrast to his previous catalogue.
The album’s title track was unveiled this week, featuring a sample from The Mother Goose nursery rhyme, which dates back to the 1700s, sung by Julie Andrews.
Speaking on the sample, and the album, Pritchard said “I knew straight away that I wanted to chop it up. This was the 3rd time I had tried it and it was an important moment in the album’s journey as it tied a few tracks into the album, ie ‘Beautiful People’, ‘Rebel Angels’ and ‘Cycles of 9’. I also love the sentiment of the words and the music has that other-worldly feel of early Disney film music, of which I’m a big fan. I did consider trying to get Julie Andrews to re-sing it, as she was here in Sydney for a while, but in the end we managed to clear the sample.”
Under The Sun is Pritchard’s first album under his real name, which he took to using in the early 2010s following decades of aliases and collaborations with the likes of Tom Middleton, Danny Breaks, and Steve Spacek.
The new album features Bibio, Linda Perhacs, Beans and Thom Yorke. ‘Beautiful People’ featuring Yorke was unveiled earlier this month.
Under The Sun is released by Warp Records on May 13 and features visuals by Australian artist Jonathan Zawada. An audio-visual installation by the pair, centred on the album and its themes, will be hosted as part of the Red Bull Music Academy festival in NYC between May 12 and 15.