Stateless is back, this time on Ninja Tune and with a brand new full length release called 'Matilda'.Â It features 11 tracks and not every one is all downbeat.Â It features the classic Stateless sound of great songwriting and rhythmic drive and sub-bass fused in a world of electronica. Â
Working with Bjork producer/programmer Damian Taylor, the results are spectacular.
â€œI wanted you to enter a world,â€ expalains Chris James, lead singer of Stateless â€œand travel through that world, meeting different characters, and having different experiences along the way. Matilda, is obviously one of the main characters, but there are other characters too, in order of appearance, you've got Maria, Ariel, The Devil, The Assassins, NGB, The Outsider, Junior, and more, and all of these characters have a role to play in the bigger picture...â€ He pauses for a moment to consider the enormity of what he hopes he has achieved. â€œItâ€™s like a strange and beautiful dreamscape,â€ he says. â€œIt's dark, surreal, mysterious, full of weird and wonderful characters. It's a big piece of work. I hope that people get that, when they hear it. I think it's gonna take quite a few listens before it really sinks in. It's a proper album, it works as a whole. I want people to do the Pink Floyd thing, and listen to it from start to finish really loud on good headphones.â€