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Cult ambient starlet DJ Lostboi lushes out alongside Torus on the yung Queeste label’s worthwhile follow-up to Haron’s sublime 2018 debut
Fresh from moonlighting as Malibu at the behest of Julianna Barwick on Joyful Noise Recordings, on her half of ‘The Flash’ Bordeaux-based ambient experimenter DJ Lostboi reprises a sound that captured our imaginations with ‘Got Lost’ (2017), dematerialising her soul into four pieces of gently diaphanous pads and harmonised vocal contrails strewn with bittersweet samples of voicemail messages, distant laughter, and gently incidental nudges of hyperreality.
There’s something about the way her music swerves tweeness and kisses the sky that gets us every time, recalling everyone from 1991 to TCF and Stargate. Torus meanwhile returns to these pages in beatless, ambient form after a string of mid decade bass workouts, leaving that sound for dust with four pieces of thizzing post rave feels that smartly reveal a sensitive atmospheric side to his music.