Mica Levi, the versatile artist also known as Micachu of Micachu and The Shapes, and renowned cellist Oliver Coates have teamed up on a collaborative full-length,
Remain Calm, out November 25th on UK imprint Slip. Remain Calm is the work of two artists well-versed in the classical music tradition, but keen to blur its lines into more contemporary styles like grime, techno and drone.
Borne out of an impromptu jam on Mica Levi’s regular NTS radio show, the pair subsequently retreated to a flat in South London to improvise further. The resulting sounds have been chopped and screwed together with the Slip crew to produce a series of 13 beguiling miniatures, linked by a sense of haunted pastoral decay.
Levi & Coates are no strangers to working with others. In the past few years, Levi has collaborated with the likes of Arca, Babyfather // Dean Blunt, Demdike Stare, Matthew Herbert, and Tirzah, as well as scoring films for Jonathan Glazer’s
Under The Skin and the forthcoming Jackie biopic on
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Mica Levi & Oliver Coates’ ‘Remain Calm’ is out on November 25 through Slip. You can watch the video for ‘Dolphins Climb Onto Shore For The First Time’ below;