Boomkat Product Review:
Jack Latham a.k.a. Jam City's incredible soundtrack to Daniel Swan's dystopian sci-fi short, 'Lux Laze', originally released in a run of just 50 cassettes and long unavailable. Audio mixdown by Timothy J. Fairplay and mastering by Andreas ‘Lupo’ Lubich. 10" comes housed in hand-stamped inner sleeve with download code for director's cut of the film itself, soundtrack and extras, plus a 20" x 30" fold out poster. Hand-numbered edition of 300!
New London-based label, Utter, present some of the earliest recordings by Jack Latham in a remastered edition of his icy soundtrack to a sci-fi short film originally self-released by the director/producer, Daniel Swan on VHS and corresponding cassette in 2010.
It's easy to hear the tensions and economy of production palette that would come to define his later work, where he would consolidate a canny, mid-fi emulation of hi-end, cinematic sound design with eviscerated club dynamics. Yet there's something deeply elusive, gossamer fine about these recordings that hold up on their own terms.
300 copies only on this one - don't sleep!