Darren “Actress” Cunningham quickly followed up last month’s Ghettoville today with the minimal Miami Retirement Condo, a track whose title might suggest that it’s the last we’ll hear from the experimental UK producer for a while.
Cunningham hinted at the end of Actress in the lead-up to the release of Ghettoville:
“Ghettoville is the bleached out and black tinted conclusion of the Actress image. A fix is no longer a release, it’s a brittle curse. Zero satisfaction, no teeth, pseudo artists running rampant, but the path continues. R.I.P Music 2014.”
If Miami Retirement Condo truly is the epilogue to the story of this Actress “character,” then it’s a quite fitting one: the track serves as a sort of CliffsNotes summation of Ghettoville, a brittle electronic landscape flecked with just the faintest hints of cold, steely techno. We certainly hope this isn’t the last we hear from Cunningham down the line. Download it for free via Sendspace.