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Release round-up: Kanye West, Prince, Sunn O))) and Ratking

By | Published on Wednesday 20 November 2013

Kanye West

In addition to his holding the world record for longest and most boring conversation (with Brett Easton Ellis, via his new podcast) about film and ‘product’, and his impromptu lecture on architecture at Harvard, the week-in-Kanye-West has also seen the self-styled “creative genius” create a genius new video featuring his ‘Yeezus’ track ‘Bound 2’, and a whole lot of Kim Kardashian. Probably more Kim Kardashian than anyone could wish for. It’s directed by Nick Knight, and is available to watch here:

Another of the biz’s big hitters, Prince, has given fans a free new track, titled ‘Da Bourgeoisie’, for no especial reason. Take advantage of his kind present via this link.

Third up, and four years on from their last LP, ‘Monoliths & Dimensions’, superior drone outfit Sunn O))) have co-sired a new full-length record with Norwegian metal lot Ulver. ‘Terrestrials’, as it’s called, will comprise three presumably quite long songs, described as “movements which are fluid like the flow of magma beneath the Earth’s crust, sonically uninhibited, unpredictably cosmic, haunting and stirring yet simultaneously ceremonious and beautiful”. And you can’t argue with that. ‘Terrestrials’ is released via Southern Lord on a TBA date in February 2014.

In acts-I-wish-I-hadn’t-Googled news, NYC rap pack Ratking (seriously, don’t Google it) just debuted a new preview of the first LP they’re working on, due to come out via XL’s Hot Charity imprint in 2014. Look at ‘100’ now: