The news first got out earlier than planned via the Russian label Gala Records which is responsible for distributing the EMI catalogue in Russia, and has now been confirmed this weekend by the Recoil headquarters as well: a new Recoil album titled "subHuman" is planned to be released on July 2nd via Mute.
The albums marks the return of the former Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder after a 6 year break from recording. "subHuman" will be Recoil's 5th studio album. The release will be available on CD and limited edition gatefold vinyl. A special collector's DVD package will also be issued to include an enhanced stereo CD, a 5.1 Surround Sound version and an exclusive ambient re-working of the entire album.
The DVD will also include all the Recoil videos to date. Collaborating with Recoil is Blues-man Joe Richardson, whose "evocative vocal style is complimented by accomplished guitar and harmonica performances". Born in Southern Louisiana, Richardson spent years immersed in the murkier side of New Orleans life and offers what Mute calls "a unique commentary on conflict, religion, incarceration and personal struggle". Also included on the disc is English singer Carla Trevaskis. She already confirmed on her MySpace a few days ago that she had been working on 2 Recoil tracks. In the past Trevaskis collaborated with artists as diverse as Fred de Faye (Eurythmics), Cliff Hewitt (Apollo 440) and Dave McDonald (Portishead). At the moment the Recoil webhub 'Shunt' is being rebuilt, the page currently offers the official press release.