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Artist
Lugh
ReleaseProduct
Re Munus
Label
C.A.N.V.A.S.
Catalogue Number
CANVAS007
Release Date
November 6, 2020

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Press Release

• Underwater recordings from Zuzana Pabisova’s underwater sports camera feature on ‘El Rocio’ • Vocals on ‘Vertiginous Leap’ and ‘Free Fall’ performed by Marie Requa Gailey • Mastered by Ali Najafi • Artwork and product design by Zuzana Pabisova. C.A.N.V.A.S. follow aces by Olan Monk and Elvin Brandhi with Lugh O’Neill’s zinging new suite of fractiously reflective, emotive sound-scaping. Returning from a smart debut in 2018’s ‘Hélico’, Berlin-based Irish artist Lugh sharpens and expands his vernacular with strikingly amorphous and absorbing results comparable in the modern field to everyone from Zoë McPherson and J. Colleran to Arca. He draws on the chaos and rush of emotions that have fractured the world with a fine articulation of synthetic voices that speak to his “rediscovery of lived sensibility on a relational scale”, and with results approaching something like a simulacra of brain fog - multiple emotions, observations, and speculations all vying for attention at once. The gnawing, queasy tones, aggy chants and lush dread of ‘Americans’ articulates how we feel watching news on YouTube, and the scything metallic swarms of ‘Braises’ sounds like The Sprawl and TCF conducting a swarm of drones, but there’s a more surreal levity to the grief-stricken gravity of the album in the devilishly detailed aqua-acoustic chicanery of ‘El Rocio’ making use of underwater recordings by Zuzana Pabisova, and the knackered machine blooz of ‘Music For Programmed Obsolecence’ that’s almost Arca-esque in ‘Irony Chastity Obedience’, and alchemized into nerve-biting black metal mutation on ‘Free Fall’.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Americans 2:55 Buy
  2. 2 Braises 5:36 Buy
  3. 3 Vertiginous Leap 2:09 Buy

    Vertiginous Leap

  4. 4 El Rocio 4:57 Buy
  5. 5 Music For Programmed Obsolescence 3:20 Buy

    Music For Programmed Obsolescence

  6. 6 Irony Chastity Obedience 6:31 Buy

    Irony Chastity Obedience

  7. 7 Free Fall 4:55 Buy
  8. 8 Index Veri 4:52 Buy

Lugh

C.A.N.V.A.S.

Electronic and Electronica

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