Desatura [SALP007 - SACD010] Lotus Eater (Lucy and Rrose)

catalog number

SALP007 - SACD010

format

2x12" lp | cd | mp3 | wav

release date

Oct. 12th, 2018

Tracklist

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Lotus Eater (Lucy and Rrose) - Marrow
Lotus Eater (Lucy and Rrose) - Diamond
Lotus Eater (Lucy and Rrose) - Decanter
Lotus Eater (Lucy and Rrose) - Eat Eat Eat
Lotus Eater (Lucy and Rrose) - The Idea of North
Lotus Eater (Lucy and Rrose) - Under the Benches
Lotus Eater (Lucy and Rrose) - Foul Winds
Lotus Eater (Lucy and Rrose) - A Third Man
Lotus Eater (Lucy and Rrose) - And Then There Were None

Lucy and Rrose, now coming together as Lotus Eater (Lucy and Rrose), have established themselves separately as techno artists who are just as comfortable operating in the uncharted area of experimental music. Running their own labels (Stroboscopic Artefacts and Eaux, respectively), they have gained a cult following, both influencing and challenging the direction of techno. Their first collaboration took the form of mutual remixes. Lucy remixed Rrose, taking on his modern classic “Waterfall” while Rrose remixed Dadub for Stroboscopic Artefacts, and shortly thereafter contributed an extended EP as part of SA’s Monad series. Eventually, the idea of working together became inevitable. Several intense sessions in Lucy’s Berlin studio followed, using mainly analog hardware. These sessions gave birth to a new project, starting with two EPs signed Lucy and Rrose, called " Lotus Eater (Lucy and Rrose)” (SA) and “Lotus Eater II” (Eaux). With the “Desatura” album, the first release signed under the project name Lotus Eater, their common work is refined further, also becoming a live act which will debut at ADE (Amsterdam) 2018. With “Desatura,” Lucy and Rrose explore themes of physical density, emptiness, and space, creating sonic objects which can be rotated and viewed from multiple perspectives. Eschewing the typical instrumentation of techno, the duo use synthesized sound and feedback as fundamental sources to generate both textural and percussive elements. A sense of tension and weight emerge from sources that cannot be easily pinpointed. The resulting album forms a complex narrative from a paradoxically simple and restrained set of sound sources. A mysterious and profound accomplishment.

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