A re-recorded version of Luo's incredible 'In The Dark', which originally dropped on Soundcloud in 2013 as part of the 'Imprints EP' - This version features updated production from Josh Trinnaman AKA Luo, and the live drum talent of Sam Hughes, who also appears in the live group.
The full 7 minute arrangement splits into 2 movements - the 1st part is an explosive collection of percussive sounds, arp-ing synthesisers and guitar drones, before moving into a more hypnotic rhythmic section that showcases Luo’s production skill, Sam Hughes' skill in dynamics, and also some live brass arrangement. The whole production is so clean, but yet so deep and vibrant, allowing the listener to indulge in the intricacies on multiple listens.
Luo is the alias of Brighton based electronic musician Josh Trinnaman - a talented producer and engineer who’s work has seen critical acclaim from the likes of Huw Stephens on Radio 1, Clash Magazine, Notion + more.
Having built his name as a solo performer (supporting the likes of Death Grips and Venetian Snares), Luo has now transcended into a full 4-piece live group to expand the compositions into new territories. This new version of ‘In The Dark’ (which originally featured on the ‘Imprints EP’ in 2013) features the live drum talent of Sam Hughes, an insanely talented performer who’s style integrates gospel understanding with the characteristics of forward thinking electronic music.
released July 22, 2016
Production - Josh Trinnaman
Live Drums - Sam Hughes
Additional Production - Vladimir Matveikov
Artwork - Nick Hewetson
I've listened to this album for years and I still don't know what to say about it.
One of the best albums I've ever heard and there are few things that sound so right to me at all much less in their near entirety.
I love this album and I love this band's music. yehoodi
One review called this "a masterpiece"...well,no...not really...that's a terrible poison chalice to saddle any new band with. Some people have also called this 'math rock'...well,if that means precise rhythms,breakneck unison playing and eccentric time signatures (the drummer sometimes sounds like a rock-drill on steroids),then that would have been a term to apply to the Mahavishnu Orchestra or,indeed,Troyka...another review called this "like nothing you've ever heard"...well,no...
No,this is a very good workout with some interesting ideas but they can be repetitive without a sense of development,I think. It actually works better when it slows down a bit and takes a breath and becomes less autistic...
Technically very challenging but emotionally a little arid in places. It is a rewarding listen but this band have a lot more development in the tank and don't need the over-hype...