Dean Blunt - FLAXEN

One half of Hype Williams has unveiled the first track from his upcoming project 'The Narcissist III'.

In a characteristically opaque and round-about-the-houses sort of way, Dean Blunt has released the first snippet of the latest instalment of his solo project ‘The Narcissist III’ online.

Following Blunt’s joint LP with Inga Copeland Black Is Beautiful, released on Hyperdub just a couple of months ago, this latest offering is part of a mix series Blunt started at the beginning of this year.

Accompanied only by the words “from the Narcissist III”, sent in an email to The Quietus,FLAXEN’ is as wilfully obscure as it is a shock to the Hype Williams system. With its fresh and clear-cut sound, it’s a sprinkling of optimism and tunefulness that isn’t usually explored in the murky depths of Blunt and Copeland’s collaborations; not only that, but it’s chopped into neat little bursts, giving space to breathe and reflect rather than looming intimidatingly large.

Listen to ‘FLAXEN’ below, and head here to listen to the more intimidatingly looming sounds of ‘The Narcissist II’.

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