Snippets of 'Come Near Me' and 'The Spoils' are available on the app now
As Pitchfork reports, snippets of new tracks called ‘Come Near Me’ and ‘The Spoils’ can now be listened to and remixed using the so-called ‘sensory mixer’ app.
Designed in part by the group’s own Robert del Naja, the Fantom app was launched earlier this year. It’s described as a “sensory music player that remixes and reforms songs uniquely using a variety of environmental variables including location, movement, time of day, heartbeat and the integral moving image camera.”
Massive Attack previously used Fantom to preview tracks from their ‘Ritual Spirit’ EP shortly before the four-track collection received a more traditional release in January of this year.
Earlier this month (July), Massive Attack headlined the first night of this year’’s British Summer Time festival at London’s Hyde Park. During the set, Massive Attack performed their 1994 song ‘Eurochild’ for the first time in 18 years. It was seemingly a response to the previous month’s EU referendum results, with group member 3D stating: “We didn’t expect to be singing this 20 years later as a requiem.”
Massive Attack are now preparing to play a huge homecoming show at Bristol Downs on September 3, with Primal Scream and Skepta confirmed as support for the all-dayer.