“Beneath The Hill I Smell The Sea” is the final chapter of an ambitious trilogy, emerging from the sombre and introspective earlier chapters of the trilogy to embrace a host of guest vocalists for this finale. In total, seven vocalists join Azure Blue on this record, including Amanda Mair, César Vidal (Caesars) and Per Magnusson (Sportsman).
This time around, Azure Blue produced the album himself over seven months in his Stockholm studio. It has a cleaner sound; it is significantly crisper and more modern than the records that precede it, incorporating textural nuances of both classic hip-hop and dance music in to the lush, analogue escapism that links all three records. Think The Go-Betweens meets Prebab Sprout, dragged kicking and screaming from the depths of New Romanticism in to 2015.
The vinyl LP comes on 12" transparent azure coloured vinyl, in a thick reverse board sleeve and includes a download code. The CD comes neatly tucked in to a gatefold digifile card sleeve. Both are due in shops from the 15th of June. The digital version is available worldwide from May 13th - all physical orders will get an immediate download of the digital album too! For a limited amount of time, you can order both the new album and Azure Blue's previous record Beyond The Dreams There's Infinite Doubt for the bargain price of £18 for both LPs or £15 for both CDs. Pre-order here!