LORN – ‘TOMORROW’
RELEASE DATE : JUNE 7th, 2010
CONCEPT : ADAM STOVER
All is not lost; the unconquerable Will,
â€œMy answer to that,â€ explains Lorn, having quoted the words of Satan to his lieutenant Beelzebub, â€œis â€˜Nothing Else.â€™â€ Which is one way to explain that this 23 year old â€œfrom the middle of nowhere in Illinoisâ€ is not keen on compromise.
The second artist album from Flying Lotusâ€™ Brainfeeder imprint is a deep, deep, dark and uncompromising suite of music. The only Brainfeeder artist to neither come from or ever to have lived in LA, Lorn has already developed an international following for his music. Now, with â€œNothing Elseâ€ the musician and artist reveals his debut full length. Epic, melancholic and brutal, itâ€™s a record which the listener has to be prepared to immerse themselves in. The rewards make it worth the effort. From the fairground dramatics of â€œNone An Islandâ€ through the soundtrack sweep and military momentum of â€œArmy of Fear,â€ the discombobulated atmospherics of â€œBretagne,â€ the sheer brute force of the bass on â€œAutomaton,â€ the acid-fried detailing on â€œVoidsâ€ 1 and 2, the woozy migraine-simulacra of â€œTomorrow,â€ the off-centre melodic catchiness of â€œGlass & Silverâ€ and â€œCherry Moon,â€ the deconstructed electro of â€œGreatest Silenceâ€ and on to the utterly uncompromsing conclusion of â€œWhatâ€™s The Use,â€ where an underwater hip hop break smashes up against Hammond and the ghost of a human voice, this is a record which feels like its been hewn from stone. Albeit electronic stone.
A remarkable, transcendent achievement, no one who knows anything about him is going to claim that Lornâ€™s life has been easy and nor is his music. Instead itâ€™s raw, emtional, angry, beautiful and real.
(BF007) LORN – NOTHING ELSE
More talent from Los Angeles, producer/Dj DLX brings us a special mix of mostly his own original production from jungle to breaks to dubstep.
Friday May 14th
Saturday May 15th
Visuals by Flying Lotus, Dr. Strangeloop and Timeboy
HVW8 & BTS United Present:
DOUBLE KNOCK OUT
DJ Sets by: Andrew Meza, Brainfeeder & Surprise Special Guests
HVW8 Art + Design Gallery
Charles Munka Bio:
He was widely recognized for his ‘Finest Elements’ series of animated representations of artists such as MF DOOM, Madlib, J Dilla, Flying Lotus and RZA, among other notable producers and MCs.
Munka has toured extensively throughout Asia, America and Europe creating his art live at Brainfeeder events and most recently, during Samiyam gigs in Korea and Shanghai.
Munka is currently coming off of an extremely successful art show in Kanazawa, Japan with Los Angeles based producer/artist, Teebs. The two displayed and collaborated on several pieces for the event, many of which are now in private collections.
For more work by Charles Munka, visit: http://www.lcp-united.com
Exhibit runs until Sunday – June 6, 2010