The return of Massive Attack is as much an event as it is a timeless moment. Massive Attack’s ‘Ritual Spirit’ EP has been released and reveals the return of some other 90’s stalwarts including Tricky and Roots Manuva as well as collabs with Young Fathers and newcomer Azekel.
Written and produced by Massive Attack’s Robert del Naja and long-term studio collaborator Euan Dickinson this is the first of 2 EPs, with the second coming Massive Attack EP, written and co-produced by Daddy G, and due to be released in the spring, with an album to follow later in the year.
An essential listen, take the time to take in the ‘Ritual Spirit’ 4 Track EP:
1. Dead Editors (Massive Attack & Roots Manuva)
2. Ritual Spirit (Massive Attack & Azekel)
3. Voodoo In My Blood (Massive Attack & Young Fathers)
4. Take It There (Massive Attack, Tricky & 3D)
The release of the ‘Ritual Spirit’ EP follows the launch of Massive Attack’s ‘Fantom’ app last week, developed by a team including the band’s Robert del Naja. ‘Fantom’ is 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.
Taking it there live, Massive are also currently touring the UK and Europe with a new live show designed by Robert del Naja and long time visual collaborators United Visual Artists, and support from Young Fathers.
To mark the EP release, Massive Attack also premiered their brand new video for ‘Take It There’, directed by Hiro Murai and starring Oscar-nominated actor John Hawkes, check it out below;