the nassau sessions were recorded in nassau bahamas in march of 2013 using zero analog equipment. this debut 7inch features four sedated, rum-fueled dubs by double pelican man. the sounds chosen are familiar to the dub reggae lexicon. deep sub bass, guitar chords, synth bleeps and clacking percussion. all drenched in echo and reverb, each ingredient added with careful consideration to the mix. the rhythms tumble and sway confidently. grooves are proudly extended, while the occasional overdub effect gives each track a paradoxically haunting undertone
white material crew s galcher lustwerk and alvin aronson return under the guise of studio ost with a 4-track ep of live jams on lustwerk music. while the pair s critically acclaimed 2016 debut scenes (2012-2015) leaned towards home listening, eventide / ascension shifts the focus back to the dancefloor with two chugging cinematic house tracks. eventide is an evolving nebula of fluttering pads and lush percussion, while ascension s hot-electric drums are complimented by sharp synth chords that unfurl into controlled chaos. a beatless version of eventide and a drums only version of ascension sweeten the deal.
this mini-album marks a shift in emphasis for lustwerk music, with boss galcher lustwerk choosing to showcase the work of another producer for the first time. he s apparently been nurturing florida-based quavius for some time, encouraging the young producer to -experiment more- while following his instincts. it seems to have worked, because the majority of music on this debut release is top notch. it covers a lot of ground, with the a-side alone moving between r&b-inspired hip-house (-love the way-), hip-hop (-magic man-), woozy electronica (-r n v-) and spacey deep house (-composure-). there s naturally plenty more to enjoy on the flipside, too, from the old school deep hip-hop bump of -m 320-, to the crunk-tinged, cut-up goodness of closer -can i be-.
the modern master of subliminal deep house is back with a new album. galcher lustwerk has rightly earned a sterling reputation for his understated, always entrancing approach to 4/4 grooves. after last year s dark bliss lp and recent diversions via his road hog alias, he s offering up eight heavy-lidded cuts to suit the smokers as much as the dancers. get blissed out in the sax-licked delights of skits like -blue lotus- or lock into the mellow raps and steady-ticking rhythms of see you when i see you 200% galcher goes down smooth from start to finish, like all good albums should.
according to white material pair galcher lustwerk and alvin aronson, their first collaborative album under the studio ost alias contains a mix of breezy electro, aquatic dub, high speed jit, and shimmering atmospherics. while clearly tongue-in-cheek, it s a fairly accurate description. certainly, there s a fluidity, moodiness and palpable sense of atmosphere at the heart of scenes, which casually drifts between hard-edged club workouts, hazy post-club fare and dreamy, horizontal experiments. it was apparently recorded over a three-year period, during jam sessions at various new york studios. its the spontaneous aspect of its creation that has the biggest effect, and makes the whole thing feel like fleeting snapshots of moments in time.
galcher lustwerks second release on his own lustwerk music imprint presents more tracks off the revered blowing up the workshop promo mix, 100% galcher, as well as a bonus dub of the title track. these murky, chugging club anthems continue lustwerk s tradition of menacing synths, hard hitting percussion and smokey hip hop vocals.
the brooklyn based producer and white material records affiliate galcher lustwerk reemerges with a new imprint and four of his own deep, contorting house cuts with the parlay ep. fans of his 100% galcher promo mix will immediatedly recognize the tracks on this release, which have been remixed and calibrated for club play. the hazy but hard hitting production and laid back vocals are all here, with a bonus dub version of the title track.