Collateral Intelligence is the new moniker of producer and composer Neil Hales, also known as Acidulant. Butterflies In Funerals is the new album which is out now via Gated Record Label. According to the press release, Drawing on his impressive background in acid house and electro – with releases on Balkan Vinyl and Jack Trax – the album takes in mutant breakbeat, battle-scarred ambient, and tripped out 303 grooves, but pushes his sound further and deeper than ever before.
It is widescreen, sometimes dark, often hopeful electronica with one eye on the stars, but grounded in the sheer cathartic necessity of its creation. The new moniker from Maltese wunderkind Neil “Acidulant” Hales, the album was formed during a turbulent period in the artist’s life, when his father was seriously ill in hospital. Butterflies in Funerals is his way of expressing the complexity of emotion he was going through at the time.
“To me it all looked like a very dark movie,” he says. “That’s why the tracks are are at times cold or have a sad, emotional, or hopeful feeling.”
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