Boomkat Product Review:
LOTI hits right on the emosh nose with a cathartic meld of Ellen Renton’s poetry and his very lushest synthscaping for Whities after chiming into those great Mac-Talla Nan Creag sides for Firecracker
Holding a torch for the kind of airspun analogue synths of BoC and rent with the widescreen calibre of Carl Craig and Vangelis, the four tracks of ‘Whities 029’ are as ever inspired by the landscape, history and mythology of Scotland as much as LOTI’s record collection. The wide-eyed opener ‘One Lifetime Is Not Enough For Us’ bursts with chest swelling romance, and ‘Waiting in Arisaig’ tempers that feel to lower key mix of ambient breaks and 0PN-like shifting emotions that would be great enough not their own, but Ellen Renton’s poetry, recited in exquisitely ASMR-like accent on the stormy backdrop of ‘Passing’, and the barbed but bucolic meditation of ‘Inheritance’ make this a total must-check and arguably Whites’ loveliest and absorbing release. Thistly ambient FTW.