In 2012, L A N D introduced me to the world of ‘jazz noir’.  Even better, I was introduced to the ever-incredible Important Records, an essential realm for experimental ambient and electronic music.  After three years, Daniel Lea is riding L A N D’s sophomore release alone, and with pioneering electronic composer Ben Frost tinkering behind the mixing booth, Anoxia will inevitably sound like a brand new beast.

L A N D’s debut, Night Within, was the sound a city makes when the lights go out.  Smoky, hazy alleyways of bellowing saxophones, slithering synths and jazz improvisation filled the space with both tension and tranquility, but Anoxia‘s first two available tracks reveal a different kind of night.  Similar to Ben Frost’s 2014 full-length A U R O R A, these new songs have industrial, dark ambient textures with heavy punch rhythms, organic noise layers and otherworldly soundscapes.  I’ve never been inside an alien spacecraft (I think), but if I were to guess what it sounded like…this would be it.  Originality is in abundance.  Highly recommended!

Listen to Neutra below and check out Labyrinthitis after the ‘buy’ link.

The Details

LP + CD packaged in heavy duty combination letterpress/offset printed jackets. LP pressed in an edition of 500 with the first 100 on clear vinyl exclusive to Imprec mail order.

Price $20

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