New Video: Wire’s Colin Newman and Minimal Compact’s Malka Spigel Team Up on a Lush and Painterly Track

Comprised of Wire‘s Colin Newman and Minimal Compact‘s Malka Spigel, the Brighton, UK-based art rock duo Immersion can trace their origins back to when the duo initially collaborated together in the early 90s on a handful of Newman’s solo efforts and later with Immersion. Sleepless which is slated for a June 15, 2018 release is the follow up to 2016’s critically applauded Analogue Creatures Living on an Island and their forthcoming album is reportedly both a logical development and a leap forward — while still deeply influenced by the likes of Tangerine Dream and Popal Vuh with a textured, painterly approach, Newman and Spigel have expanded their sonic palette, to incorporate guitars, drums and bass with analog synths; in fact, the album also features guest appearances from Holy Fuck‘s Matt Schulz, and Hexenschuss‘ Gil Luz and Asi Weitz.

Sleepless‘ first single, album opener “Microclimate” is an atmospheric yet lush and upbeat composition consisting of gently arpeggiated synths, shimmering guitar chords, gently swirling electronics and a stuttering bass line — and while being dreamy and thoughtful, it’s a decidedly cinematic track that possesses a mysterious quality.

Newman and Spigel will be on tour to support their new effort together, and it include a July 14, 2018 stop at Rough Trade. Check out the rest of the tour dates below.
Immersion Tour Dates 
06.08 – Brighton, UK @ RoseHill (NANOCLUSTER with Ulrich Schnauss)
06.23 – Los Angeles, CA @  Bootleg Theatre *
06.24 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
06.26 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
06.27 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
06.29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
07.01 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
07.03 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
07.05 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
07.06 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas *
07.07 – Detroit, MI @ Third Man Records Cass Corridor *
07.09 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake *
07.11 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ La Vitriola *
07.13 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott *
07.14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade *
* with Matt Schulz of Holy Fuck on drums