Album artwork for Nothing by Kode9

'Nothing' is Kode9's first solo album, and is about nothing. The album throws horror soundtracks, sampled library and j-pop records into a no man's land between grime, early dubstep and Chicago footwork. Mostly instrumental, it zigzags between hypnotic, downcast loops, growling drones, and jagged cut-ups of androids gone haywire, threaded through twitchy, transatlantic rhythms and sub-bass inaudible through your laptop speakers. Building slowly, but more upbeat than previous albums, many of these tracks have more in common with Kode9's recent singles from the last few years than they do with his two previous albums with collaborator The Spaceape, 'Memories of the Future' (2006) and 'Black Sun' (2012). Yet 'Nothing' is haunted both by The Spaceape's presence (he died in 2014 after a prolonged battle with cancer), on 'Third Ear Transmission', a communiqué from a zone of digital immortality, and his absence, on 'Void', whose spaces were originally intended for the vocalist, and 'Nothing Lasts Forever', which closes the album with a 9 minute silence.LP - Perspex Coloured Vinyl.

Kode9

Nothing

Hyperdub
Album artwork for Nothing by Kode9
CD

£5.99

Released 06/11/2015Catalogue Number

hypcd003

Album artwork for Nothing by Kode9
LPx2

£8.99

Released 22/01/2016Catalogue Number

hyplp003

Kode9

Nothing

Hyperdub
Album artwork for Nothing by Kode9
CD

£5.99

Released 06/11/2015Catalogue Number

hypcd003

Album artwork for Nothing by Kode9
LPx2

£8.99

Released 22/01/2016Catalogue Number

hyplp003

'Nothing' is Kode9's first solo album, and is about nothing. The album throws horror soundtracks, sampled library and j-pop records into a no man's land between grime, early dubstep and Chicago footwork. Mostly instrumental, it zigzags between hypnotic, downcast loops, growling drones, and jagged cut-ups of androids gone haywire, threaded through twitchy, transatlantic rhythms and sub-bass inaudible through your laptop speakers. Building slowly, but more upbeat than previous albums, many of these tracks have more in common with Kode9's recent singles from the last few years than they do with his two previous albums with collaborator The Spaceape, 'Memories of the Future' (2006) and 'Black Sun' (2012). Yet 'Nothing' is haunted both by The Spaceape's presence (he died in 2014 after a prolonged battle with cancer), on 'Third Ear Transmission', a communiqué from a zone of digital immortality, and his absence, on 'Void', whose spaces were originally intended for the vocalist, and 'Nothing Lasts Forever', which closes the album with a 9 minute silence.LP - Perspex Coloured Vinyl.