LORN – ‘TOMORROW’
ALBUM : NOTHING ELSE
MASTERING : CLARK
LABEL : BRAINFEEDER
RELEASE DATE : JUNE 7th, 2010
CONCEPT : ADAM STOVER
PRODUCED BY BRAINFEEDER &
THE INSTITUTE FOR CINEMA STUDIES
All is not lost; the unconquerable Will,
And study of revenge, immortal hate,
And courage never to submit or yield:
And what is else not to be overcome?
– John Milton, Paradise Lost
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
Mastered by Clark (Warp Records)
None an Island
Army of Fear
Glass & Silver
What’s the Use