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Lucy: producer, DJ, founder of Stroboscopic Artefacts That’s probably how you know him. But there’s also Luca Mortellaro, a published author, experimental sound designer, and the man behind the Lucy moniker. There’s no doubt that the two are linked, but it’s certainly the hidden facets of Luca Mortellaro that are responsible for the dynamic output of Lucy.
In 2005 Lucy left his native Italy for Paris. In search of romance? Perhaps. The fact that the very first demo he ever sent was noticed by James Holden and that he’s now releasing on Luke Slater’s Mote Evolver, makes Lucy’s story more than romantic, it’s fit for the silver screen. As he delved deeper into electronic music Lucy made the essential move from Paris to Berlin. It was here he launched record label Stroboscopic Artefacts a platform that illuminates pioneering electronic music. Under Lucy’s careful curation Stroboscopic Artefacts has garnered international attention and emerged as one of the most exciting labels in the scene.
Lucy’s DJ sets are techno layered with deep dub and textured with lucid IDM. Never one to shy away from ripping into the peak time and equally in his element playing the ecstatic afterhours, elegance is the foundation of his approach. He manages to refuse the obvious and yet satisfies dancefloors’ appetites for the unexpected. A quick listen to his CLR podcast, Resident Advisor mix or the Modyfier process will attest to one thing: his elusive approach is too angular for genres and pigeon holes. It’s this quality that’s seen him grace the decks at Berghain, Fabric, New York’s Oktave party and Mexico’s Bar America.
With a host of EPs and remixes released and forthcoming on the most influential labels such as Prologue, Mote Evolver and CLR, looking towards the future is exciting. Particularly for Stroboscopic Artefacts, whose first full length release is Lucy’s debut album: “Wordplay For Working Bees”.
Lucy’s next EP will be released on Stroboscopic Artefacts 13th April 2012
Lucy’s ‘Banality of Evil’ EP teases apart the dark sides of human psychology and lays them down as fractured, angular tracks. Inspired by Hannah Arendt’s writings on conformity and totalitarianism SA013 makes for provocative listening. ‘Superior Orders’ is an off kilter introduction: Lucy took synth lines that Roll The Dice crafted in Stockholm and broke them down, buckling the lines and revealing their malevolence. ‘Stanford Prison’ layers wistful top lines over driving base creating a fluid, transitory atmosphere.
‘Milgram Experiment’ opens with a beautifully simple sequence and splinters into deep, warm dub. The track includes voices, but these are not catchy euphoric vocals, instead a voice repeats: ‘I began to feel that I was losing my identity’. The tracks don’t aim to soundtrack the experiments and theories of their titles, instead they act as a point in case.
 - Delya Derbyshyre 'Ziwzih Ziwzih OO-OO-OO' [BBC]
 - Perc ''Molineux' [Stroboscopic Artefacts - Stellate Series]
 - Cub 'C U 1' (UST Remix) [Cub]
 - DSCRD 'L'Envers Des Clefs I' [Dement3d]
 - Lucy 'Stanford Prison' [Stroboscopic Artefacts - SA013]
 - Conforce 'Be There At Night' [Clone Basement Series]
 - ANBB 'Mimikry' [Raster-Noton]
 - Rrose 'Pointilism (Variation Two)' [Sandwell District]
 - DVS1 'Confused' [Klockworks]
 - Dadub 'Perseverance' [Stroboscopic Artefacts - SA012]
 - Morphosis 'Dirty Matter' [M>O>S]
 - Brendon Moeller 'Wanderer' (Tommy Four Seven Remix) [Electric Deluxe]
 - Gerry Read 'Yeh Come Dance' [Delsin]
 - Back Pack Poets 'Objective T' [Electric Deluxe]
 - Polar Inertia 'Black Sun' [Dement3d]
 - Rrose 'White Drip' [Sandwell District]
 - Edit Select 'Surface To Air' (Lucy Remix) [Edit Select Records]
 - Rhythm & Sound 'Poor People Must Work' (Carl Craig Remix) [Rhythm & Sound]
 - Kevin Gorman 'Frequency Phase Parts I and II' [Stroboscopic Artefacts - Stellate Series]
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Airwave has a new single Cathedrals Of Hope.|
Here's a short clip from Airwave's Soundcloud http://soundcloud.com/laurentairwave/cathedrals-of-hope
New Solarstone album 'Pure' released on 21st May.|
Not new, but new to me:|
Je suis Burkey
|Anyone know of a decent Spotify playlist?|
Going a little oldskool - Free Mr Oizo EP for download.|
Also, cracking little guest mix session by Adam Freeland on Tom Ravenscroft's 6Music show this evening which included a track I thought I'd imagined after hearing it in a club years back, but which is apparently called The Red Pill and is by Scratch-D vs. H-Bomb
Edited by localnotail at 00:37:23 28-04-2012
A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.
Wasn't sure whether to put this in the comics thread or here. |
Bit up to listen to here
It's got a touch of the John Carpenter one-finger synth soundtrack to it, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Geoff Barrow is certainly putting himself about, with the Quakers album in March, and a new Beak album in June.
A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.
localnotail wrote:Came here just to recommend this: You can buy/listen it at http://drokk.bandcamp.com/
Saw the chaps do a brief live version of this at Orbital Comics in Soho on Tuesday. Dear god the sound was amazing.
New Juno Reactor remix compilation album will be released on May 30.|
Entitled 'From The Land Of The Rising Sun - Inside the Reactor II'
Pre-order it here http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00744BH6Q/ref=pe_98751_30009701_snp_dp
Just listened to those three mixes back to back, and I have to say that I enjoyed them very much indeed. I think the 'Ever continuing glow' was the best one of the three. Two little crits:The irregular incident had a wee bit too much chatting for me, and the Bjork/ New Order transition in the left me feeling a bit ill because of the mismatched timings/key.
Other than that - keep up the good work!
BT has a new 2CD mix album released on monday called Laptop Symphony.|
If anyone (besides myself) actually cares, that is
simiankid wrote:Thank you for the feedback.
Anyway, here is a new one.
I might have to make a presense on there..
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|Feel like I'm really missing something with the TNGHT EP. Really don't get it. :/|
Don't tell me this isn't the coolest sound you've ever heard. More disco than electro but it's still brilliant.
Edited by BillMurray at 22:57:22 05-09-2012
I'm quite liking this one:|
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