Boomkat Product Review:
Having proven his potential with 2010's Nothing Else album on Brainfeeder, Lorn graduates to Ninja Tune to deliver the follow-up, Ask The Dust. What's great about Lorn's crisp, acute productions is how refreshingly dark and troubled they sound - while most contemporary beatmakers seem content to wallow in some vaguely defined state of video game euphoria, Lorn channels far murkier, more malevolent forces. 'Ghosst' sounds like 808-powered R&B refracted through a grubby lens of dark core junglism, while you need only check the title of stand-out 'Everything Is Violence' to understand its paranoid vibe; what little relief from the gloom there is comes in the shape of 'Diamond', like a Clams Casino build but more widescreen. If you're looking for a bit of venom from your post-everything hip-hop soundscaping, then Ask The Dust is a must-check.