Boomkat Product Review:
Lakker’s Dara Smith follows bandmate Eomac’s lead to go solo with a batch of mad electro-folk (read: definitely not turbofolk!) mutations under the new moniker; Arad, for Bedouin Records.
The Glimpse follows thru on the mystic and historic invocations of recent Lakker releases to diffract a worldly rush of inspirations thru technoid prisms, variously keening from what sounds like Irish flocked thru a vocoder and alloyed with 2-step EBM rhythms in the title cut, whereas Inti hints at North African Arabic modes, and Fried Salt simultaneously indulges his melodic and textural fascinations in sweetly elusive style.
Baked Arms then catches him percolating Afro-Latin patterns on a bed of cranky dissonance, and We Are Bacteria Sent Out Into Space forges a mix of snappy Afro-electro drums and Bruce Haack-alike vocoder expressions, and Slua Washed finds a clash of vocoloid spirits with charred noise.