The latest Lucidflow release sees a change of mood and pace for the Berlin based imprint. Most associated with dub infused soundtracks, the pairing of Marcus Sur and Mark Jackus season the label with a liberal sprinkling of Komische musik on the ‘Glow’ EP. The friendship of the duo is one that spans 20 years, with a history of playing at the Gold Club in Essen.
Wilting detuned arpeggios, off-kilter chords that suddenly lurch out like a “jump scare” and a tempo that is squarely set to ‘chug’, ‘Glow’ is quite a departure for Lucidflow. However the beats are tight and driving, which gives it an early evening heater feel, constructed with orange embers and endearing warmth.
Companion track ‘Ashes and Snow’ is a nuclear winter in comparison, featuring frozen strings, analogue swells and crystalline scales. It is taut and sincere, something to maintain mid-set momentum and entrance you in its thrall.
Remix duties are handled by Serbian producer Dejan Milicevic. He tackles ‘Glow’ by shifting the key and fraying the edges a little. You’ll pick up the threads of analogue hiss, the urgency of groove infused hi-hats, and the rhythmic tumble that comes with focusing on syncopation and triplets.
Alexi Delano (AD limited, Plus 8): “Nice and deep!” (will play)
Eddy Romero (Expmental/ Little Helpers / Lucidflow / Deeperfect): “Glow is the one in here i like most the original but the remix will be used ! Thanks for sending !” (will chart) (will play)
Mod (): “Ashes & Snow – Scientific aounds, perfect for the morning breakfast in a hotel ;) Glow – space, scientific sounds. Imaging an space station and docking process of an transport capsule :) Glow (Dejan Milicevic Remix) – with that tape echo background noice it feels more complete” (will chart) (will play)
Mark Jackus (Noir Music / CusCus Music): “Ashes n Snow sounds perfect to my ears for those early mornings… Now where’s my smoke machine and strobe gone?” (will chart) (will play)
Blackprint (): “Brilliant music, great stuff!!” (will play)
Nadja Lind (Lucidflow, many labels): “Danciiiing! Thnanks guys” (will chart) (will play)
Laurent Diouf (Wreck This Mess): “another wtm’s playlist is coming soon…;)” (will play)
Pele Corral (desperadoz): “” (will chart) (will play)
Ivan Garci (Lucidflow,Vlosfer records(manager)): “Ashes & Snow , 4 me. Gracias” (will play)
The Aquablendz (Sofa Sessions/Views Recordings/DeepWit Uncovered ): “Ashes & Snow is my favorite ” (will play)
Switchbox (Ellum // Open Records // Sprout // ): “Interesting sounds and grooves in here. Thank for sending.” (will play)
Riko Forinson (Sofa Sessions): “Top sound ! support for Lucidflow !” (will play)
email@example.com: “good stuff! thank you!” (will play)
Michael Stukes (MysticVibes): “Digging Ashes & Snow..” (will chart) (will play)
Frankie Deep (): “Great sound!!! I will play!!! Many Thank’s!!!” (will play)
Sammy W and Alex E (): “will play for sure!”
Johnny Mack (): “Loving the deep & trippy vibes. All tracks well done and full support. Cheers!” (will chart) (will play)
Liuos (Lucidflow, Cold Tear Records, spclnch): “Excellent feeling & atmosphere!”
Jor-G (Lucidflow, Hypnotic Room, Tehnofonika Records,): “Great release!Ashes & Snow is my favourite!” (will play)