Epic review of “The New Reprise”
Epic review of the new Lucid Ep by Sheffield based blog/Party LightWorks. Why don’t more blogs/magazines/sites write like this? Anyway, here’s how it starts:
“…Lucid is a surprising and unfamiliar sensation in the world of dance music. As each track on this EP shakes and teases you out of your comfort zone, it’s this subtle disconnect from reality that allows one of the most exciting and dynamic explorations of sound seen this year. Here is the product of a young producer truly loudly coming into his own, confidently creating and filling an entire new area without rule, reason or restriction.
Released on bass heavyweights Nightshifters, this latest offering follows in the footsteps of Canblaster’s seminal ‘Master Of Complication’ EP the label saw earlier this year; the detail and intricacy of these tracks are definitely reminiscent of the hyperactive intelligently produced sound Club Cheval have been doing so brilliantly. The brooding, bouncy Sam Tiba remix of Shh boldly bridges this gap. However, whilst a little closer to the norm than his ‘Thy Lucid’ release earlier this year, you’d still be hard pressed to find an artist worthy of comparison outside of his immediate peer group; only Pelican Fly boss Richelle is really producing music of a similar tone and nature presently, but his emphasis on stronger, twisted melodies and slightly more traditional use of percussion undoubtedly give his productions a more linear progression.
Those of you familiar with his work will already know roughly what to expect; a cavernous space almost devoid of melody, punctuated by a mass of destructive kicks and claps. To those unfamiliar with his work, like so much of…”