Boomkat Product Review
Werk Disc's resident downbeat badman, Lukid, drops two totally unique grooves for the freshly minted Glum imprint. Everyone was suitably impressed with his recent 'Chord' album, but these two tracks are tilted towards a different listening experience, aimed squarely at broad-minded dancefloors. 'Boxing Club' instantly reminds of Mark Ernestus's recent Konono No.1 dub with shuffling, low-end loaded Afro rhythms just about tethered together with frayed, smudged and organic syncopations with a mily synthline filtered through the fug. Flip it and 'Blind Spot' tumbles headlong into a vortex of swung rhythms which are neither House nor Techno, or anything that's got a fixed name yet, using a similarly staggered kickdrum programming technique as NWAQ on his 154 album 'Strike', all coated in mirage-like compressions and mechanical whirrs. Props for the happy face/sad face artwork on the centre label too. Exceptional stuff - don't sleep on this!