After a lengthy absence, Lunice returned to music last week with CCCLX. It's an album full of mind-bending electronic thuds, whirrs, and booms that made Lunice's work with Hudson Mohawke so thrilling, but there's a new sparseness that suits the Canadian producer. He's also showcasing some incredible collaborations—"Distrust" with Denzel Curry, JK the Reaper, and Nell is an easy standout, as are the freaky SOPHIE and Le1f features on "Drop Down."

With an album this anticipated, there are sure to be a few stories behind its making. So we asked Lunice to walk us through the tracklist, and he was kind enough to oblige. Here's how CCCLX came to be, in the words of its creator.