Brendan Standing Alone wrote:Album on its way in no way translates to imminent.
Yup. I said this at the time and got blasted for it, yet here we are, 17 months later with not even a murmur.
I'm absolutely not buying the theory that Warp have had this album ready to go since June 2022.
Pre-planning for marketing roll-outs doesn't take as long as many of you may think, and pressing plant delays aren't what they were throughout the pandemic. OPN finished his new album earlier in the year and Warp put it out last month. King Gizzard submitted their album for mastering in July and you can literally go out and buy the vinyl today.
The most likely factor surrounding the Danny Brown delay was the whole sample clearance process. He's famously had trouble with samples on previous projects, so I expect the same situation happened again here. It can take a very long time. Did nobody learn from The Avalanches' Wildflower?
I believe mdg's correspondence was nothing more than a casual update to put all the "BOC ARE OVER" doomsayers to rest.