Two of our favourite local electronic artists, Melbourne’s Lucianblomkamp and Perth’s Lower Spectrum have not only both released incredible new singles this week, but have announced a co-headline national tour for April this year.
Lucianblomkamp has long been one of our favourite Aussie producers. His industrial, dark and completely unique sound and style is as captivating as it is original, and new track The Overman may just be his best one yet.
The title alone may immediately project an image in your head. For me, The Overman sounds like the title of a film noir story, or a gritty character within its grainy confines. Dark, mysterious and rooted firmly in a perilous underworld. The music worked with that in mind, opening on a dramatic string introduction, before the beat kicks in, enveloping the listener with an addictive sense of come-hither danger. His most structured, production to date, anchored by a deep and dark techno vibe, I’ve probably listened to it ten times in the past couple days – and I have a feeling you’ll love it too.
Lucian will be releasing his long-awaited album Bad Faith on April 1 via Good Manners Records.
Lower Spectrum, meanwhile, has just released Masquerade, the follow-up to January’s stunning Proxima, both of which are set to feature on upcoming EP New Haze. An artist who similarly caught our attention early on, and we’ve been championing ever since, he is yet to make a single false move.
Opening on a deep, rhythmic bass loop that strongly channels Nicolas Jaar, Masquerade is quickly brightened by a vocal loop and filled out by immense brass-sounding layers. The track soon opens out into a wild synth race, dancing up, down and across the soundscape, playfully toying with richness, rhythm and texture as it travels along. This is an incredible, progressive, explorative production from one of our favourite upcoming artists – and I can’t wait for the EP, coming out this year via Pilerats.
On their own, each artist has brought something special and totally original to the Australian electronic music scene. Together, they’re unstoppable. The pair will beheadling out on a co-headline tour in April this year – and we highly recommend attending. Full details below. Tickets are on sale this Friday, Feb 26.
LUCIANBLOMKAMP x LOWER SPECTRUM Tour Dates:
Thursday April 21: Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
Friday April 22: Plan B Small Club, Sydney
Saturday April 23: Howler, Melbourne
Friday April 29: Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Saturday April 30: Jimmy’s Den, Perth