Album art for 'Black Is Beautiful'

Dean Blunt’s music is as mysterious as his media presence (or lack thereof). The U.K. artist is half of lo-fi electronic project Hype Williams, a group surrounded by a spooky, mystic aura generated by its reticence and carefully cultivated image. In his typically left-field fashion, Blunt has leaked a full solo LP, The Narcissist II, onto Soundcloud.
 
The album seamlessly transitions between warped R&B tracks via an array of ethereal samples, field recordings and film dialogue. These shifting levels of sounds give the album a creepily inhabited quality. The duo’s other half, Inga Copeland, makes a sly appearance as well.
 
Blunt and Copeland will be touring the states and releasing a new LP via Hyperdub, Black Is Beautiful, in April. In the meantime, check out the stream for Blunt’s new record below, before it inevitably disappears.
 
The Narcissist II by cplnd
 
And check out the tracklist for Black Is Beautiful below:
 
Tracklist For Black Is Beautiful:
01. Venice Dreamway
02. 2
03. 3
04. 4
05. 5
06. 6
07. 7
08. 8
09. 9
10. 10
11. 11
12. 12
13. 13
14. 14
15. 15