After making his name with a series of off-kilter dancefloor releases and collaborative projects, Hyetal released his debut album ‘Broadcast’ in 2011.
A step into the unknown for the producer, the album fused influences as broad as dream pop, cult synth scores, Minnesota funk and modern hip hop production into song structures optimised for headphone listening over dance music conventions.
Modern Worship continues the journey further down the rabbit hole. The record retains elements of the dreamlike soundtrack qualities of its predecessor, with fantasized visuals being key to it’s inception.
Hyetal - real name David Corney - said: "When I’m working on the tracks I imagine the visuals that could accompany it. To me Broadcast was mainly glass and metal, large structures, the reverberant sounds of an empty city, most of it set at night.
"This one felt more like a view of that city from the surrounding dessert obscured by a red fog, with some day trips to the coast line."
Three songs were co-written with singer and sonic experimentalist Gwilym Gold, while two reintroduce long time contributor Alison Garner of Invada signed shoegaze band The Fauns.
The Southampton-born, Bristol-based artist added: "Working with Gwilym increased the scope of the album, with 'Left' and 'Four Walls' he rewrote what I thought were finished tracks. I then deconstructed the original parts to fit his new arrangements, sometimes writing more on top."