Lusine follows the powerful Serial Hodgepodge LP with the sleek grace of the Inside/Out EP, channeling the more kinetic side of his aesthetic into four songs whose true home is the dance floor. Ever faithful to the unmistakable Lusine sound, everything falls impeccably in line in the designs of these tracks, with the precision of a surgeon and a keen sensibility of progression.
The mechanical hiss and airy tone of “Inside/Out” signal a change immediately, from relaxed kickdrum studies to straightforward jacking rhythms, and it pays off in spades. “Keep Me Fading” bathes in ratchet turns and mutating synth lines, then breaking into an irresistible acid melody without sacrificing the melancholy that serves as the track’s center of gravity. “These Things” is propelled by a leisurely bass line and wisps of female vocals that build into a remarkable conclusion. With Inside/Out, Lusine expands upon previous themes, proving that a truly unique sound bears endless potential for permutation and will never fail to astound.
Jeff McIlwain has been producing his diverse, melodic strain of abstract electronic music as Lusine for a decade-and-a-half. Originally a Texas native, McIlwain moved to the West Coast in the late...check out Lusine's page and other releases