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Leftfield, Glitch, Techno, Experimental
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1278 mb
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4.9 ★

The London-based artist's first two albums as Actress, 2008's Hazyville and 2010's Splazsh, sounded like mid-1980s house and techno collaged together and played on a radio from under the freeway. Half of his newest, . doesn't even have beats. The innovation on . Like all good contrasts, it's simple and eureka-like: By bringing the acidic sounds to the surface and keeping the air-conditioner hum somewhere in the depths, Cunningham takes the monolithic sound of his earlier productions and breaks them into layers- compared to Splazsh, it's practically prismatic

Splazsh is the second studio album by British electronic musician Actress. It was released on 8 June 2010 by Honest Jon's Records. Splazsh was ranked on numerous music critics' and publications' end-of-year albums lists, topping The Wire's "2010 Rewind", as well as being in the top five of Fact, Los Angeles Times critic Jeff Weiss and Resident Advisor

Actress isn't your regular techno producer, if you can call him that at all. The founder of Werk Discs has flitted between electro, hip-hop, house and techno over the past eight years, finding something close to a home in the smoke-filled recesses of some lost Underground Resistance bunker. It's a tactile process that results in an album that feels like it's being improvised live, separate even from previous Actress work which could still feel quantized despite its short-circuiting wires and digitized shrieks. The album's midsection drops out into its most challenging run of tracks. Jardin" is an exploratory crawl through a completely foreign sound library. Drums sputter and splatter in attempt to map out some kind of pattern before falling back into the wet earth beneath with a plod.

I arrive here because the record is held together, before one even listens to it, by titles evocative of an esoteric garden of Eden locked in a circuit with heaven and hell, doubly exposed, both lost Christian Utopia, and mythological, Ballardian hallucination: jardin, caves. of paradise, marble plexus, uriel’s black harp, shadow from Tartarus, tree of knowledge. Darren Cunningham’s world on .

Marble Plexus, 04:42. Uriel's Black Harp, 02:27.


A1 R.I.P. 1:16
A2 Ascending 3:08
A3 Holy Water 1:39
A4 Marble Plexus 4:42
A5 Uriel's Black Harp 2:27
B1 Jardin 6:07
B2 Serpent 3:56
B3 Shadow From Tartarus 5:26
C1 Tree Of Knowledge 4:09
C2 Raven 5:04
C3 Glint 0:37
C4 Caves Of Paradise 4:15
D1 The Lord's Graffiti 3:04
D2 N.E.W. 5:24
D3 IWAAD 5:41

Companies, etc.

  • Lacquer Cut At – Dubplates & Mastering


  • Mastered By – CGB*


Issued in a embossed cover.

Track durations and BPM are not provided on the record.
A1: 124 | A2: 125 | A3: 126 | A4: 130 | A5: 128
B1: 123 | B2: 120 | B3: 126
C1: 61 | C2: 120 | C3: 130 | C4: 120
D1: 124 | D2: 125 | D3: 128

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 4047179644815
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): HJRLP 60 A CGB @ D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): HJRLP 60 B CGB @ D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): HJRLP 60 C CGB @ D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): HJRLP 60 D CGB @ D&M

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
HJRCD60 Actress R.I.P ‎(15xFile, FLAC, Album) Honest Jon's Records HJRCD60 UK 2012
none Actress R.I.P ‎(15xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Honest Jon's Records none UK 2012
HJRCD60 Actress R.I.P ‎(CD, Album) Honest Jon's Records HJRCD60 UK 2012
50999 9 36325 2 7 Actress R.I.P. ‎(CD, Album) Honest Jon's Records 50999 9 36325 2 7 US 2012

  • watchman
My copy sounds great, not much surface noise that i noticed.
  • Falya
Five years later, this one hits me. Another commenter said it's a "listening" album in that you need to sit down and focus on it. I think it is more striking when it creeps up on you and into your subconscious ear. Since there is no normal, pronounced beat, focused listening feels too forced for this one. Your ear needs to lose track of what it expects to hear and some type of distraction helps this one hit on a deeper level of listening.
  • Negal
solid release. great artwork too. anyone got any ideas what the cover look like?? reminds me of something and i can't quite put my finger on it. it looks like those weird shapes that u can make on windows paint..
  • Laitchai
it's always reminded me of anal to be honest
  • Gigafish
when i first saw the cover i thought its a tangram shape but, really cant figure out the symbolism behind that
  • nailer
Looks like the cubism version of Plastikman done by Picasso
  • Quendant
Personally, it reminds me of Jacob Epstein's "Rock Drill" sculpture:'s something about the structure of the shapes...
  • Purebinder
Actress' masterpiece: "at least 10 words must be entered" - Discogs
  • Mavegelv
Hands down the best Actress album to date.
  • Bil
yep it's woodyep it's woodyep it's woodyep it's woodyep it's wood
  • Purestone
So it's been just over a year since i bought this last record store day and added the release to the discogs database. Now this album is something that i don't listen to particularly often, but when i do i find myself having to sit down and listen to it from start to finish, often smiling to myself once it has come to an end. To echo previous comments this is definitely a 'listening' album rather than an in-cohesive collection of songs or dj tracks - and a great listening experience at that.
  • Lonesome Orange Kid
I found a second hand but mint copy of this in my local record shop. Not being familiar with Actress' other work, the one exception being the remix of Panda Bear in Bleep 100 of 2011, I passed it up a few times. But after reading these reviews here I decided it to pick it up and boy am I glad I did. If you take the recent "warehouse" sound where the left-fields of techno and UKG merged a couple of years back, then play through a lens of Basic Channel-esque treatment (fuzz and atmosphere, less is more, implied rather than explicit tempos) then maybe you get somewhere close to what is going on here. And anyone who likes Burial must hear "Caves of Paradise". thank you Actress, and thank you fellow Oggers.
  • Anayalore
Going into the new album by Actress with certain expectations is a mistake. After Darren J. Cunningham‘s release on Honest Jon’s Records, Splazsh (2010), one may be predisposed to want to hear even more experimental beats paired with, what the current music scene throws under an umbrella term, bass music. Instead, the mysteriously titled third full-length release, R.I.P, offers an almost beatless series of vignettes and possible studies of truly experimental nature. It’s as if Cunningham turned off the beats on purpose. But don’t misinterpret that last statement. The rhythm is still there, lurking just beneath the lo-fi subterranean grimy techno pulse. But the gaping dark hole left by the [seemingly] missing kick drum is sucking in all of the remaining sound, with a gated dynamic thump. The fifteen pieces on the album (ranging from 30+ seconds to 6 minutes in length) all carry a murky atmosphere of slowly molten rubber, as the lazily morphing samples drip and burn through the foundation of each track.R.I.P is clearly a listening album. One in which you can lose yourself completely, among the psychedelic passageways and semi-liquid builds. The fabric of the structure breathes and sighs, gasping at the organic matter surrounding its boundaries. The induced experience has a potent opiate feel, as your mind struggles to stay focused on the imagined and reality. Inspired by John Milton‘s epic 17th century poem, ‘Paradise Lost’, concerning the story of the Fall of Man (you know, the one with Adam and Eve, the fallen angel Satan, and the expulsion from the Garden of Eden), Actress explores themes of life, death, and religion. These pseudo-concepts are probed through track titles like “Holy Water”, “Serpent”, “Tree of Knowledge”, “Caves Of Paradise” and “The Lord’s Graffiti”. But don’t let these prospects turn you off – if you’re religion-averse, forget about the titles and simply enjoy.With R.I.P, Cunningham moves even further into the electronic experimental arena, dominated by the likes of sonic architects like Pan Sonic, Oval, Andy Stott, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Demdike Stare. I managed to miss Actress’ performance at MUTEK last year, so I’ll have to make up for my mistake in a few weeks, when he’ll be playing live at Decibel Festival‘s XLR8R Showcase on Friday night, along with Teengirl Fantasy, Gulls, and Shawn Reynaldo. Fans of “perpetually-in-flux-adroit-bass-music” will be delighted with this new direction in the world of post-Burial, post-Zomby, and post-Shed sound. For more experimental beats, be sure to pick up Actress’ debut, Hazyville (2008), released on his very own, Werk Discs.
  • Gavirus
R.I.P is fantastic. Honestly, without any standout "dj" tracks, I wasn't initially convinced I needed to own this. But...It's an amazing album. It's not just a collection of tracks. R.I.P is a cohesive flow of interesting musical ideas. I wish the world could just slow the fuck down so we can enjoy this album for the next five years instead of just a few months. You know what I'm talking about. (Right?) There's so much music being released constantly now, it's more difficult to be intimate with select releases. Albums of R.I.P's caliber could make a bigger impression and influence more artists if there was more S P A C E available for its contemplation. I hope it stays in rotation and steadily builds an audience.No traditional dj tracks on this one (except for "The Lord's Graffiti" and "IWAAD"?) but I'll be playing a few tracks out anyway since I play ambient synth tracks whenever the fuck I feel like it.Another great release for 'adventurous' djs...!Thank you for the HOT album, Cunningham.
  • Ydely
I hear you on the pace of releases. I feel like people can't digest something without immediately speculating about the follow-up or remixes. Just chill out and absorb things...
  • Bluddefender
Just picked up a brand new sealed vinyl copy of the album and the needle is jumping all over the place on the last track on side C. Is this happening with anybody else?
  • Whitehammer
Interesting. I wonder if any others will have the same issue?
  • Abuseyourdna
having the same issue. last track on side C, like you said. my needle is just jumping forward randomly, skipping large portions of the song. may be manufacturing error since you're having the same problem on the same track.
  • interactive man
No problem on mine.
  • GEL
Thanks for the replies. I said I'd ask as it wasn't happening with any other records, but I'd say the anti-skate could do with being calibrated again.
  • Nagor
Mine plays fine
  • Yojin
have you ever calibrated your anti-skate knob on your turntable?
  • IGOT
Mine's fine too.
  • watching to future
My cartridge, an Ortofon Alpha (Ortofon 510MkII in reality), isn't regarded as a good tracker and didn't have any problems with this record.