Lawrence Le Doux
12" Vinyl NL
In parallel to its club-friendly endeavours, Kalahari Oyster Cult is happy to announce the launch of a new series called Oyster Ballads. As its name suggests, Oyster Ballads will focus on the quieter spectrum of electro-powered semantics, from meditative ambient ballads to escapist downtempo jams. Made of recycled vinyl, each record will come out folded in a beautiful and unique artwork, depicting a singular form of hybridised mineral named 'plastiglomerate' - literally an amalgam of stone and plastic waste gathered by the involved musician and fused together by Japanese eco-artist Sae Honda to form a singular piece of art that doesn't just question notions as waste and upcycling, but aims to more largely invite to reconsider the position of art as a vector for change.
Taking the helm of the series first number, Vlek affiliate and chief experimentalist Lawrence Le Doux punches in with a four-track delight of organic textures and laidback tempi, taking us for a riveting journey across a zen garden of chimey harmonics and breezy synth oscillations. Blending in wistful Spanish guitar riffs, oblique drum programming and aqueous bass stabs, the slow-moving opener 'Petal' entices us in a realm of vaporous beauty before vegetal riddim 'Anther' has us zoning out into further uncluttered, sub-aquatic dubby domains.
Flip over and 'Stem' will shut your brain off the world's sad reality to a magic formula of sun-dazed organic house, painted lush with textured synth folds, altered vox sampling and jacuzzi-warm, neo-Caribbean flavours - sure to beam your mind up to some idyllic Pacific coast inlet, safe from the big cities' soul-eating daily hassle. Rounding off the package in the most endearing manner, 'Filament' pulls out the slick vibraphonic vibes and ticks all the boxes of your go-to tropical house healer, perfect for these moments when the sun rises above the cerulean skyline and your holiday-numb booty requires a bit of stretchin'n'flexin as you sip on your coconut cocktail, feet firmly anchored in the white sand and the eyes sinking in the deep blue vastness. [info sheet from distr.]
Parallel zu seinen clubfreundlichen Bemühungen freut sich Kalahari Oyster Cult, den Start einer neuen Serie namens Oyster Ballads bekannt zu geben. Wie der Name schon sagt, werden sich Oyster Ballads auf das ruhigere Spektrum der elektromotorischen Semantik konzentrieren, von meditativen Ambient-Balladen bis hin zu flüchtigen Downtempo Jams. [info sheet from distr.]