Almost seven years after their full studio album, 2003's 100th Window, trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack are ready to release more dubby darkness into the world. Their fifth full-length, Heligoland, is out February 9 via Virgin in the U.S. (February 8 in the UK). (Heligoland is 'a small German archipelago in the North Sea,' according to our friends at Wikipedia.)
The album features an enviable list of vocal contributors: Damon Albarn, TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, Elbow's Guy Garvey, Martina Topley-Bird, Hope Sandoval, and Horace Andy. Albarn also plays bass on the track 'Flat of the Blade'. The Adebimpe-featuring track 'Pray for Rain' and the Andy-featuring 'Splitting the Atom' were both featured on the recent Splitting the Atom EP.
The Bristol duo also tapped Portishead's Adrian Utley to play guitar on a track, and DFA's Tim Goldsworthy contributed here and there. As previously reported, a Heligoland remix album by none other than Burial is in the works as well.
Heligoland's ten tracks are listed in order below:
01 Pray for Rain [ft.Tunde Adebimpe] 02 Babel [ft. Martina Topley-Bird] 03 Splitting The Atom [ft. Robert del Naja, Grant Marshall, and Horace Andy] 04 Girl I Love You [ft. Horace Andy] 05 Psyche [ft. Martina Topley-Bird] 06 Flat of the Blade [ft. Guy Garvey] 07 Paradise Circus [ft. Hope Sandoval] 08 Rush Minute [ft. Robert del Naja] 09 Saturday Come Slow [ft. Damon Albarn] 10 Atlas Air [ft. Robert del Naja]"