Jeff Mills announces “electronic classical” album Planets
A concept record about the nine planets of the solar system. Naturally.
Jeff Mills has announced his new album Planets, the follow-up to last year’s Free Fall Galaxy.
A Facebook post from Mills reveals that the LP is an “electronic classical” concept record about the nine planets of the solar system, while the post also features a short video teaser for the album.
No further details about the LP are known as yet, except that it’s released on Mills’ own Axis Records label in March.
Earlier this week, we heard that Underground Resistance, the group Mills founded in the late ’80s with “Mad” Mike Banks, is moving to Bandcamp as vinyl pressing becomes prohibitive.
Last November, the Detroit techno veteran wrote a new score to George Méliès’ 1902 sci-fi movie classic A Trip To The Moon, which was the latest in a series of original film scores by Mills, having previously soundtracked Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and Woman in the Moon, and Richard Fleischer’s Fantastic Voyage.
Mills will hold a four-date residency at London’s Barbican Centre in June 2017, which includes some of the artist’s most notable tracks reworked for a symphony orchestra. This year is also the 25th anniversary of Axis, which Mills will mark with a four-part NTS show hosted by Moxie exploring the label’s back catalogue and featuring unreleased and rarely heard material. The label has also launched a new website.