When trends in music can come and go in the blink of an eye, ten years is a long time to stay relevant, passionate and real on the frontline. From its roots in the Parisian club scene by way of its spiritual home at Fuse in Brussels and so on to the globe-trotting, multi-faceted entity that it is today, Lessizmore is living proof of how to do a decade right.
The fundamental heartbeat of this European house and techno institution is the maverick music that its affiliated artists make. Of course what the label sounds like now is not necessarily what the label sounded like back in 2006, but it's telling that some of the original characters are still with the label to this day, while many are long time members of the LIZM family that have joined the ranks over the years. In piecing together this compilation, the idea from label founders Jessica Bossuyt and Pierre Noisiez was simply to represent where their brainchild is at right now, from guests at their events in the early days to more recent collaborators of all kinds.
The final EP fires up with UK techno legend Steve O'Sullivan serving a lesson in the reduced, hypnotic techno he has made his own since the 90s, measuring the ebb and flow of his production perfectly. Fernando Costantini follows in this mentality with a minimal house burner that keeps the tension simmering throughout. Canadian champion Mike Shannon warms up the B-side with a cut of snaking, experimental techno aimed squarely at the mind, drawing on expressive synth flourishes to create an engrossing, meditative atmosphere. Clovis then delivers the perfect finisher, plying all manner of organic samples into a soul-stirring blend that weighs heavy with emotion while moving with a lightness of touch. [txt from ]