A CAREFREE NIGHT AT THE CLUB TURNS BIZARRE IN A MIX FROM LACK THAT TRAVELS FROM DANCE FLOOR TO DARK DREAMSCAPE.
Listening to this mix while preparing it for release, a story formed in my mind’s eye of a young clubber embarking on a seemingly innocent night out of dancing that takes a strange turn and ends up in odd places. The beat gets murky, surrounded by a thick fog of woozy ambience as the protagonist descends below the dance floor and into some faraway dream. Like a modern, metropolitan take on Alice in Wonderland where the club becomes the rabbit hole.
The beat gradually gets further obscured as dreamy synths creep in and distorted, haunting voices utter incomprehensible phrases and the listener falls backward, deep into an uneasy sonic escapade through electronic marshes and synthetic forests.
Lack (Philip Maier of Maine) is a MOTOR alum having played one of our early parties. His sound has been described as “gritty cathedral expansive new age” and "growth electronics", while it is his techno abstractions that have lent their sound to the MOTOR cadre. With releases on Morphine, Grovl Tapes, Tone Log, Hot Releases, and Angoisse, Lack has future productions in the works for 2MR as well as MOTOR.
MOTOR is excited to welcome Lack back into the fold not only with an upcoming tape but also on the bill for our NYC debut, Wednesday 2/08 at Bossa Nova Civic Club.
Discalce - Toujours Dub
Deepchord - Departure
Maggi Payne - Lunar Dusk
Lxv - Lk Breaking
Secret Boyfriend - Sunny Breeze
Annea Lockwood - World Rhythms
Lack - Undoing Gaze
Voices From The Lake - Dreamscape Generation
Paul Demarinis - Forest Bodies
Ken Friedman - Melon Medley
Swissair - Baggage Claim
Elinor Armer - Thaw
Choronzon - Current
Pril Smiley - Kolyosa
Simon Scott - Modena
Download Link: https://soundcloud.com/motor-collective/mtrmx027
Mix Length: 1:19:33