Ibeyi have announced a new album, the follow-up to their self-titled debut. Out September 29 on XL, Ash features tracks with Kamasi Washington, Chilly Gonzales, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Mala Rodriguez, with production from Richard Russell. Watch the video for the Kamasi collab, “Deathless,” below. The Ed Morris-directed clip sees a miniature Naomi Díaz emerge from her sister and bandmate Lisa-Kaindé’s stomach, only for the cycle to repeat with increasingly tiny incarnations of the twins.
In Octave Minds, his collaboration with German producer Boys Noize, Chilly Gonzales sounds more comfortable than ever in the same harmony-arranging role he did on Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’. There’s not a smidgen of his hokey rap-style vocal here: instead, glacial piano familiar to fans of his 2010 album ‘Ivory Tower’ and a double dose of playfulness from Boys Noize and guest Chance The Rapper, the latter on the Pharrell-aping ‘Tap Dance’. ‘Initals KK’ borrows harmonies from New Order’s ‘True Faith’, while ‘In Silence’ goes from James Blake throb to loungy piano. Though not without corniness (see ‘Done Deal”s wanky guitar solo) ‘Octave Minds’ is a chilled, cinematic trip powered by Chilly’s piano chords.