Dylan Richards drops his ominous House of Black Lanterns debut.
House of Black Lanterns is the fresh moniker of Dylan Richards, aka King Cannibal, and although he has retained certain elements of his previous guise, for the most part Kill The Lights is a refreshing new direction for the producer. The grubby fingerprints of his beloved drum & bass are still present throughout, but Kill The Lights is far from a drum & bass record, instead focusing on doom-laden, corrosive 4/4 and pounding footwork.
A notably varied listening experience, Richards has roped in a number of guests to aid him in his vision; from Trinidadian MC Juakali to Brit songwriter and vocalist Leni Ward. It is however the producer’s distinctive coherent vision though that is Kill The Lights‘ strongest aspect – there’s a sci-fi tinged post-apocalyptic streak to Richards’ tracks; something like Vangelis‘s Blade Runner OST put through a blacklight, and that’s no bad thing at all.
Kill The Lights is due on May 6 via Fabric’s Houndstooth imprint, and you can pre-order the album here.