„Written about a time of incredible emotional stress when his father was seriously ill in hospital, Neil „Acidulant“ Hales‘ Butterflies In Funerals is his way of expressing the complexity of emotion he was going through at the time.
„To me it all looked like a very dark movie,“ he says. „That’s why the tracks are are times cold or have a sad, emotional, or hopeful feeling.“
Collateral Intelligence – Butterflies in Funerals – BUY NOW
Label Name: – Gated
Release Date: – Friday, June 11 2021
4. Waking Up To A Better Tomorrow
6. It’s Late But It’s OK
7. Sinking Into Emptiness
8. Son Of Nibiru
10. Punch Your Fears
11. Mind Dementax
Record Sounds Like: Collateral Intelligence is a cinematic approach to electronic music, bridging soundtracks to imaginary movies with IDM, electro, and ambient.
Collateral Intelligence’s Butterflies in Funerals is widescreen, sometimes dark, often hopeful electronica with one eye on the stars, but grounded in the sheer cathartic necessity of its creation.
The new moniker from Maltese wunderkind Neil „Acidulant“ Hales, the album was formed during a turbulent period in the artist’s life, when his father was seriously ill in hospital. Butterflies in Funerals is his way of expressing the complexity of emotion he was going through at the time.
„To me it all looked like a very dark movie,“ he says. „That’s why the tracks are are at times cold or have a sad, emotional, or hopeful feeling.“
Drawing on his impressive background in acid house and electro – with releases on Balkan Vinyl and Jack Trax – the album takes in mutant breakbeat, battle-scarred ambient, and tripped out 303 grooves, but pushes his sound further and deeper than ever before.
The album cover features specially designed artwork by rising star Fei Meng, who will be exhibiting at the Royal Society of British Artists later this year.
So in 2021 join Collateral Intelligence on a journey into the recesses of the soul, and emerge, purified, and ready for the rest of the trip.
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