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
Often the album that is a little neglected, but there is a lot to love here, and an album that doesn't try to be anything other than what they want to put out. And for that it's hard not to go with the title track. Nicholas Cox