Locust – Colonnades (2014)

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After the Rain is the latest offering from Mark Van Hoen and Louis Sherman’s Locust project. Following up the 2013 release ‘You’ll be safe together’ this new album sees Locust stepping away from the abstracted forms of previous works presenting a more melodic/harmonic proposition. Bathed in a warm nostalgic memory ‘After the Rain’ draws on Mark’s formative influences, primarily 70’s electronic music. With greater input by Louis Sherman (who, although being born when Mark was originally taking in this music shares an equal enthusiasm for this particular period of European melancholic machine music). Unlike previous Locust and Mark Van Hoen releases which relied on programming and sequencing much of this new record was played live, creating a space where innovation is secondary to the suggestive power of time, space, mood and melody. Rich in melancholia and a yearning for a world once suggested After the Rain explores a crack in the historical framework, one embracing female identity and astute observations of melodic atmosphere. After the Rain is a melodic electronic mood record which presents itself as a triumph of historical revisionism.

About This Release:

Keyboard Synthesizers, Samplers – Louis Sherman’€¨
Pianos, Modular Synthesizers & Organ – Mark Van Hoen
Vocals – Celeste Griffin, Candace Miller
‘€¨Spoken Voice – Julie Manescau’€¨
All titles composed Van Hoen/Sherman (Copyright Control)
Produced & Mixed by Locust’€¨
Recorded in Bushwick NY and Woodstock NY in 2014
Mastered and cut by CJB at Dubplates & Mastering, 2014
This album is dedicated to Hajji Majer 1966-2014

Album: After the Rain [ALBUM]
Track: 10 of 12
Title: Colonnades
Artist: Locust
Label: Editions Mego
Cat#: EMEGO205
Formats: LP/CD/Digital
Digital Release: 13th October 2014
Physical Release: 13th October 2014


Redshape – Leaves (2014)

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Running Back’s 50th anniversary comes courtesy of Redshape. After his utilitarian Bonuz Beatz effort earlier this year, the masked man is back on the monolithic techno tip. Graced with a sense of tradition and a modern stlye of execution, “Leaves” is the sort of warehouse rave signal that exceeds the sole purpose of a tool. Speaking of which, it comes in two different mixes to choose from accompanied by two unclothed versions for the creative DJ mind.




Lord RAJA – Throw Them Out (System) (2014)

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Welcome to the world of Lord RAJA, a strange, sometimes perilous alternate dimension with beauty and decay in equal measure. It’s a world built on the beat-centric music which flows through New York native Chester Raj Anand’s stream of consciousness; here, classic hip-hop is spliced into vintage IDM, ambient, footwork, and experimental sound design. Our latest dispatch from Lord RAJA’s uncanny realm is the impulsive and unpredictable A Constant Moth LP, 12 hyper-detailed scenes ripped from the surreal mayhem at play in the mind of this talented young producer. [Source]