Nearly two months after the passing of English electronic music tastemaker Andrew Weatherall, his four-song record, Pamela #1, is slated for release. Out by way of Moton Records label imprint Pamela Records in April of 2020, it will follow March’s Unknown Plunderer / End Times Sound.
Weatherall produced the album alongside singer/songwriter Nina Walsh, with whom he had collaborated since the ’90s, in a studio they affectionately called Woodleigh Research Facility. Walsh is credited with co-writing and contributing samples.
“The great thing about not being signed to a major a label is that it’s liberating,” Weatherall said in a quote obtained by Resident Advisor. “No deadlines, no restraints, no pressures. The result—the creative process is completely free. There’s a blank canvas in the studio, you can pretty much go anywhere you want.”
Weatherall, who died of pulmonary embolism at 56 on February 17th, remains sorely missed by the dance music community. Perhaps best known as one of the co-founders of the zine Boys Own or his work alongside rock band Primal Scream, his uncompromising approach led him to continue innovating well into his final years.
Pamela #1 will arrive by way of Pamela Records “next week,” but no specific release date has been announced at the time of writing. Sample clips of the the record can be streamed via Phonica.