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Actress Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records

When touring his excellent book, Retromania, journalist Simon Reynolds suggests that Actress was the only musician he could think of who hadn't succumbed to nostalgia. Whether or not you agree with Reynolds, it's hard to argue that the ex-West Brom more »

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Actress x London Contemporary Orchestra

Following the single release of ‘Audio Track 5’ last September, Ninja Tune now offer up an entire LP of Darren “Actress” Cunningham’s collaboration with London Contemporary Orchestra, which first performed at the Barbican in 2016 (helpfully, ‘Audio Track 5’ is track 8 he...view item »

Actress x London Contemporary Orchestra
Audio Track 5

Sure, why not? Sounds like a good fit: experimental techno producer Actress follows up the phenomenal AZD on a collaboration with the London Contemporary Orchestra, offering new pieces as well as older cuts in a new framework. His penchant for loop-based work is here joined with...view item »


You’ve got me out here at the review station reviewing electronic music? You idiots. You stupid idiots. It’s like when you see that one shit guy in the platoon of a war movie. Let’s hope I can ride this thing out on enthusiasm alone, though, because this Actress record is very interesting and extremely lovely -- I’ll say ...view item »


Actress is known for mixing it up in his DJ sets, unafraid to shift BPMs and genres dramatically. This mix for DJ Kicks (the 49th in the series) is his first commercially released mix, finally allowing the home listener to hear what he gets up to on the decks. Includes tracks from Autechre, Mark...view item »


Perhaps Darren Cunningham should have reserved the title of his previous album (R.I.P) for his latest sprawling opus ‘Ghettoville’. The word on the streets of the information superhighway is that this is the final album from Actress. Whether that is in fact true, and whether it is just that particular ...view item »


“I'm just an instrument”, Darren Cunningham has stated recently. If so, he's surely constructed entirely from wires, circuits, buttons, plastic casing and keys so he must look bloody weird when he's stood in Tesco express ...view item »


You can always tempt me with a bit of dubby techno and so here we are with a new album by Actress. This is an album of beautifully hazy ambience by Werk Discs founder and controller Darren J. Cunningham. The first track opens with shards of lovely atmospheric synths/treated guitars beneath which there is cut up vocal. Track two has more cut up f...view item »

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