favourite genres
  • Dance
  • Electronic

 

----------------------------------------------------------------+ Lake Lustre. Purveyor of the fine electronique layer. ----------------------------------------------------------------+ Making music since 2000. Joe Scerri: writer/producer ----------------------------------------------------------------+ Influenced by everything. Architecture. Art. People. Colour. Light. Places. Emotion. Travel. Love. Motion. Space. ----------------------------------------------------------------+ Cyclic Defrost album review: "Mountain Math" by Lake Lustre is founded on jittery electronics which at times swarm in atmosphere and at others swing propulsively. There are hints of Syd Barrett or even early Brian Eno pastoralism, where acoustic plaintiveness is offset by micro-edits and swirling ambience. Scerri is just as adept at holding attention in purely instrumental mode as well and these tracks are often the more uptempo ones. ‘Forever Young In Eye’ places vaguely nostalgic analog synth tones into a robust IDM rhythmic context and ‘Little Battles’ lifts the tempo while simultaneously pulling against that through the use of minor key droning and muted sonics. ‘Punktuation’ is slightly incongruous towards the end of the album in its relative light heartedness, but it’s funky 8-bit groove is completely endearing, while ‘How Far Is Near’ is blissfully sunwashed euphoria with woozy synth washes, a perfect coda which gives you a sense of having travelled through the album’s moods and arrived at the desired destination. Mountain Math is a continually exploratory album. No sound is left to its own devices for very long as Scerri makes his kaleidoscope shift at every moment creating a dazzling array of movement. There is a sonic kinship with other Sydney based producers such as Karoshi and Broken Chip in the ability to create blissful atmospheres which draw attention to tiny details. Mountain Math is a layered work reflective of the time and attention with which Scerri creates and repeated listening makes way for a deeper engagement which is highly rewarding. Adrian Elmer. ----------------------------------------------------------------+ Music I adore: Boards of Canada, Broadcast, Sohn, Radiohead, Lower Dens, Ochre, Bjork, And Also The Trees, Plaid, Cocteau Twins, PJ Harvey, Flying Lotus, Animal Collective, Mouse on Mars, Fleet Foxes, Antony & The Johnsons... ----------------------------------------------------------------+
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Review

Review by Lake Lustre Lake Lustre

14 Feb 2015

50

This is really special. Has the poetic intelligence of a bright child and the stirring rhythm of a windy afternoon.

This is really special. Has the poetic intelligence of a bright child and the stirring rhythm of a windy afternoon.

Lake Lustre

Review

Review by Lake Lustre Lake Lustre

13 Feb 2015

40

A very playful Yazoo instrumental with a an electronic tweezer plucking at the melody. Love it.

A very playful Yazoo instrumental with a an electronic tweezer plucking at the melody. Love it.