In 2012, L A N D introduced me to the world of ‘jazz noir’. Â Even better, I was introduced to the ever-incredible Important Records, an essential realm for experimental ambient and electronic music. Â After three years, Daniel Lea is riding L A N D’s sophomore release alone, and with pioneering electronic composer Ben FrostÂ tinkering behindÂ the mixing booth, AnoxiaÂ 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. Â Smoky, hazy alleyways of bellowing saxophones, slitheringÂ 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. Â Similar to Ben Frost’s 2014 full-length A U R O R A, these new songs have industrial, dark ambient textures with heavyÂ punch rhythms, organic noise layersÂ and otherworldly soundscapes. Â I’ve never been inside an alien spacecraft (I think), but if I were to guess what it sounded like…this would be it. Â Originality is in abundance. Â Highly recommended!
Listen to NeutraÂ below and check outÂ LabyrinthitisÂ after the ‘buy’ link.
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.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive