Low Jack joins the Modern Love roster for his Lighthouse Stories. Don’t let the idyllic title fool you, this is a collection of avant-garde electronics and far-out club music pushed to the limits of genre. The songs borrow the alien sounds and structures of footwork, but twisted into intense SND and Autechre style jams.
8/10 Laurie Staff review, 06 April 2016
It’s only a matter of time before everyone stops making ‘dancey’ dance music. You know, the clean & pristine minimal take on beats aplenty that insists on the moving of bodies whatever the cost. The techno producers of yesterday will shroud those stabs in distorted, echoed mystery, and bury those soulful vocals in alien processing, mark my words.
Low Jack is one of these people, who probably only drop out of dancefloor mode momentarily for the album. “Dudes i made an album!!!” .. “Sweet, it full of bangers yeh?” .. “Nah, I just did some wispy, obscured cloud beats” .. “...uhh that’s cool I guess…” I joke because this is actually really good, full of dusky post-club collages that sway or twitch their way toward a musique concrete ecstasy. It alternates between slow & steady beats and uptempo footwork-like paces (“Judo Coaster”) while drugged-out voices in various states of slo-mo provide a running commentary of a 6am rave scene. It’s like the ghost of Jai Paul inhabiting the body of DJ Paypal while Ekoplekz tries to dubify as much of the record as possible. Paypal’s just trying to bat him away but his tape echo reels are just so damn long. They get everywhere.
Highly recommended ghost dance.
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