Album artwork for LXXXVIII by Actress
Album artwork for LXXXVIII by Actress
Album artwork for LXXXVIII by Actress

Actress (Darren Cunningham) — one of the preeminent and most singular voices in UK electronic music — returns with new album LXXXVIII, on Ninja Tune. The conceptual groundwork for the album is built on a game of chess, each track named for a particular piece. With each thoughtful move the game grows and develops over time - something we can hear reflected throughout the album’ textured and delicate layers. 

The release follows 2022’s mesmerizing Dummy Corporation EP, which placed Actress firmly back in the center of underground club culture. Prior to that his 2020 album Karma and Desire — which saw guest collaborations from Mercury Prize winner Sampha, Zsela and Aura T-09 — received widespread acclaim, with The Guardian commenting the album “cements his place as one of the great poets of club culture”.

Actress

LXXXVIII

Ninja Tune
Album artwork for LXXXVIII by Actress
LPx3 +

£39.99

Triple 140 Gram Vinyl with Printed Inners. Bonus LP ‘88’ Included (originally released in 2020 on tape/digital, now on vinyl for the first time). Plus Double Sided Printed Insert.

Crystal Clear

Limited to 1000 copies
Includes download code
Released 03/11/2023Catalogue Number

ZEN295X

Album artwork for LXXXVIII by Actress
LPx2

£27.99

Double 140 Gram Vinyl with Printed Inners

Deep Blue

Includes download code
Released 03/11/2023Catalogue Number

ZEN295

Album artwork for LXXXVIII by Actress
CD

£11.99

Released 03/11/2023Catalogue Number

ZENCD295

Actress

LXXXVIII

Ninja Tune
Album artwork for LXXXVIII by Actress
LPx3 +

£39.99

Triple 140 Gram Vinyl with Printed Inners. Bonus LP ‘88’ Included (originally released in 2020 on tape/digital, now on vinyl for the first time). Plus Double Sided Printed Insert.

Crystal Clear

Limited to 1000 copies
Includes download code
Released 03/11/2023Catalogue Number

ZEN295X

Album artwork for LXXXVIII by Actress
LPx2

£27.99

Double 140 Gram Vinyl with Printed Inners

Deep Blue

Includes download code
Released 03/11/2023Catalogue Number

ZEN295

Album artwork for LXXXVIII by Actress
CD

£11.99

Released 03/11/2023Catalogue Number

ZENCD295

Actress (Darren Cunningham) — one of the preeminent and most singular voices in UK electronic music — returns with new album LXXXVIII, on Ninja Tune. The conceptual groundwork for the album is built on a game of chess, each track named for a particular piece. With each thoughtful move the game grows and develops over time - something we can hear reflected throughout the album’ textured and delicate layers. 

The release follows 2022’s mesmerizing Dummy Corporation EP, which placed Actress firmly back in the center of underground club culture. Prior to that his 2020 album Karma and Desire — which saw guest collaborations from Mercury Prize winner Sampha, Zsela and Aura T-09 — received widespread acclaim, with The Guardian commenting the album “cements his place as one of the great poets of club culture”.