Posts Tagged ‘heligoland’

02 Dec 10

Vote for Heligoland on NPR’s Best Music of 2010

Heligoland has been shortlisted by NPR (National Public Radio) as one of the best albums of 2010.

You can cast your vote for Heligoland (and other albums from this year) at

26 May 10

Psyche film by John Downer

Here’s the latest film in the Heligoland series: Psyche by John Downer…

24 Mar 10

The Quietus interview with Robert

The Quietus recently caught up with Robert in Newport on the day of Heligoland’s release; read the extensive interview about the early days in Bristol and making the new album at…

16 Mar 10

Saturday Come Slow Film

Filmed inside Cambridge University’s anechoic chamber (designed to create total silence) and featuring former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Ruhal Ahmed, this short by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin is a reflection on Ahmed’s experiences whilst in detention (particularly how he was interrogated using high-volume music) and about the use of human sound on the body. [music [...]

04 Mar 10

Saturday Come Slow Film

A small still from Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin’s film for Saturday Come Slow.
The film was shot in the anechoic chamber at Cambridge University last month and will be finished next week.

08 Feb 10

Heligoland released today

Heligoland is released today, available on three different fomats: CD (available everywhere), an iTunes Deluxe Edition (featuring six extra tracks and exclusive art) and an exquisite deluxe vinyl edition from Vinyl Factory: triple vinyl with extra tracks, a CD of the album and an exclusive 12″ book of artwork by 3D, all housed in a [...]

06 Feb 10

‘Art of Darkness’ Guardian feature

The Guardian article ‘Massive Attack’s art of darkness‘ features an interview with Robert discussing artistic collaborations throughout their career, from early graffiti with Goldie to this year’s ‘pop-up’ tour galleries…

05 Feb 10

Flat of the Blade film by Ewen Spencer

Flat of the Blade film by Ewen Spencer

04 Feb 10

Splitting The Atom film by Edouard Salier

Directed by Edouard Salier; produced by Scream Park; post-production by Digital District…

03 Feb 10

Heligoland: deluxe vinyl / CD format

The deluxe format will be available from next week: triple heavyweight vinyl containing Heligoland and exclusive remixes plus a CD of the LP.

The 12″ book has original art by 3D and the cover is a one-off black glitter design.
This is the only physical format that will feature all the art and looks beautiful.

It can be [...]

Heligoland ‘Tweatre’

Heligoland ‘Tweatre’, an exclusive Twitter platform which allows you to view the specially-commissioned short films that complement tracks from Heligoland, has now launched. You can currently watch films for Splitting The Atom, Paradise Circus and Flat Of The Blade, and directly ‘tweet’ your thoughts about them. More films to follow shortly…

01 Feb 10

Heligoland: first listen on 6Music today

Today, for the first time anywhere, you can hear the entirety of Heligoland as part of 6 Music’s Album of the Day; Steve Lamacq will also be talking to Massive Attack about the making of the album from 4pm.

If you missed it you can listen again on the 6 Music Website or download the free [...]

29 Jan 10

Heligoland special: Guardian Music Weekly podcast

This month’s Guardian Music Weekly podcast has a special feature on Heligoland, with tracks from the upcoming album plus a new interview with Robert; you can stream or download it HERE…

Photograph by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones

28 Jan 10

Heligoland Remix EP now on Facebook

The Heligoland Remix EP is now streaming exclusively on Facebook, featuring remixes by Gui Boratto, Tim Goldsworthy, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Yukihiro Takahashi, She Is Danger and Breakage. To listen to the tracks, click HERE…

(You have to be signed in to Facebook and will be given the option to join Massive Attack’s fanpage in order to [...]

26 Jan 10

Heligoland artwork blog

Taken during one of the artwork sessions at our studio, these images show just some of the wealth of content we’ll go through and edit in the coming weeks: Art, paintings, sketches, text as well imagery from the tour. It’s a lengthy process deciding what should stay and what gets rejected… Tom Hingston

Images of the [...]

22 Jan 10

Listen to ‘Girl I Love You’ (She Is Danger Remix)

You can now listen to the She Is Danger remix of Girl I Love You, featuring Horace Andy, by streaming it from the media player on the main page…
The track is also available as a free download from RCRDLBL.

19 Jan 10

iTunes LP pre-order available now

This is a new format which has 6 additional tracks – two which are only available on iTunes but it also has exclusive art.
On ‘LP’ there will be an enhanced version of the standard artwork plus new works and photos not available anywhere else.

Pre-order Heligoland: iTunes Deluxe Edition

18 Jan 10

Heligoland formats

Heligoland is available to pre-order on iTunes, amazon,, hmv and everywhere internationally.

iTunes will release the deluxe ‘LP’ version and there are bonus tracks on the digital formats. A special triple vinyl / cd format with additional art will also be available – more details tomorrow.

15 Dec 09

Paradise Circus

Paradise Circus film, directed by Toby Dye (explicit content)

Paradise Circus on Radio One

Paradise Circus is Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record in the World’ this week.
You can listen to the new track here (at around 27 minutes into the show): Zane Lowe on Radio One

26 Nov 09

Heligoland (update)

Quick update on the tracklisting: ‘Atlas Air’ is Marrakesh, ‘Flat Of The Blade’ is Bulletproof Love and ‘Girl I Love You’ is 16 Seater.

More soon.. Thanks.