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Memphis Industries have announced the release of Blue States’ first new music in nine years: an EP called Statues. Blue States, aka electronic and trip hop songwriter Andrew Dragazis, recorded the EP at his Lightwell studios in Stoke Newington, with the help of vocalist Mayasa on the title track. His inspirations for these much anticipated new songs include Budd and Morricone film soundtracks, English folk, psychedelic rock, German electronic pioneers Dieter Moebius and Michael Rother, and minimalist composers Steve Reich and Phillip Glass.

Memphis Industries’ relationship with Dragazis goes back to 1998 when his debut singles Blue States Forever and The Trainer Shuffle were among the first releases the young label issued. His last album was First Steps Into in 2007.

Statues is available for whatever you want to pay on Blue States’ Bandcamp page.