After a ten year hiatus since their last album release, Tom Findlay and Andy Cato have finally released the next Groove Armada LP. The eleven-track Edge Of The Horizon is out now via BMG.
Blending a melting pot of styles, Edge of the Horizon encapsulates the diverse myriad of sonic influences that have informed the Groove Armada sound past, present, and future. The album shows how Groove Armada’s flair for merging electro elements with the infectious energy of a live band remains as strong as ever. Tom and Andy cut loose, invoking influences which include LCD Soundsystem, Soulwax, Caribou, and Tame Impala.
Edge of the Horizon hosts a stellar line-up of guest collaborators and vocalists which bring Tom and Andy’s productions to life. Godfather of UK Garage Todd Edwards sings on the shimmering Italo-Disco anthem Lover 4 Now which the band says was intended to conjure notions of “Ibiza. Poolside at Pikes, that time of the evening when day becomes night and anything seems possible.”
Also featuring on the LP are Empire Of The Sun, Chicago house music icon Paris Brightledge, and Pnau’s Nick Littlemore who sings on this year’s huge comeback anthem Get Out on the Dancefloor.
Their tour bus soundtrack of choice fed into Holding Strong and the album’s title track Edge of the Horizon. The former pulsates with emotion and ‘80s flavored ambiance, as it progresses from a mournful opening guitar to a conclusion that’s as euphoric as it is dramatic. The title track, 10 years in the making, evokes a similar vibe, but with funkier, punchier production. “
When we’re in the studio, we go about it in a super intense way, but it’s a laugh,” summarizes Cato. “It’s like the rest of the world shuts down and the two of us make our ideas become reality. It’s fun, and it always has been. The fundamental thing is that we like spending time together and making music.”
Findlay believes Edge of the Horizon captures the melodrama of Black Light fused with the exuberant vibes of 2007’s Soundboy Rock.
With three UK Top 10 hits, three Grammy nominations, and a succession of seminal classics under their belt, Groove Armada is one of the most influential forces in dance music.
Purchase Edge of the Horizon here.
Get Out On The Dance Floor (feat. Nick Littlemore)
Tripwire (feat. Nick Littlemore)
Don’t Give Up
Edge Of The Horizon
Lover 4 Now (feat. Todd Edwards)
I Can Only Miss You
What Cha Gonna Do With Your Love
Dance Our Hurt Away
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