Beware of the Light is the soulful. gritty and interstellar sophomore album from Australian talent Jamie Lloyd.
Beware of the Light’ is the soulful, gritty and interstellar sophomore album from Australian talent Jamie Lloyd. Jamie burst onto the scene in 2006 with his refreshing debut ‘Trouble Within’ (Future Classic) receiving critical acclaim with local tastemakers praising it as one of the best electronic albums of the year, drawing comparisons to Matthew Herbert and Jamie Lidell. This was followed in 2008 with a remix album ‘More Trouble’ (Future Classic); a collection of dancefloor remixes from luminaries such as Quarion, Brennan Green, Trickski, Zwicker, Soultourist and Jimi Polar among others. These remixes helped Jamie find his way into the record bags of Steve Bug, Laurent Garnier, Charles Webster, Daniel Wang, Ame, Llorca, Anja Schneider and Jennifer Cardini, with the Quarian remix of ‘May I?’ featuring on Jennifer’s mix cd for Kompakt. ‘Beware of The Light’ sees Jamie presenting his far-from-linear take on dance music in a coherent yet diverse body of work. While songs such as ‘The Wolf’s Sun’ and the album’s title track show Jamie’s knack for [somewhat] classic songwriting. his lush vocal ability and leftfield pop sensibility, the bulk of the album is written with his angular live club shows in mind. Computer game disco aesthetics with techno energy, the album is continuously shifting gears, ebbing and flowing but always building. A plethora of fat squelchy bass and bizarre found sounds like the recordings of asteroids crashing into the earth on ‘Fire Flies’ combine with adept musicality that keeps things dense and interesting. There’s plenty to get your cosmic teeth into here! Jamie will be taking his enigmatic solo live show on an Australian club tour before spending a month touring in Asia and on to Europe for the Northern Hemisphere Spring/Summer. “
(added: 2009-11-03 14:10:30 )