The Bug has announced the release of his new album, Angels & Devils, featuring a cast of collaborators that includes Death Grips, Liz Harris (aka Grouper), Inga Copeland, Flowdan, Miss Red, Godflesh's Justin Broadrick, Warrior Queen and Roll Deep’s Manga. Tracks are being streamed online via a custom built Soundcloud player which (appropriately perhaps) acts as if it has encountered a bug. The player doesn't disrupt the audio itself, only the player's appearance, via a series of animations triggered at various points in the playback.
The Bug’s Kevin Martin said: "Noise and static as hot-wiring agents continue to float my boat, so finding visual collaborators equally keen on deviant programming and chaotic detonations are welcome allies. And hey, aside from that, it seemed like a fresh idea, and I'm always a sucker for corporate bastardisation."
Martin added that he's attempting to shift what The Bug is and does by bringing in collaborators who form opposites of sorts, from gentler musicians like Harris to the aggression of Death Grips. Watch the player fall apart below, or on the album's site here. Angels & Devils is released by Ninja Tune on 25 August.