Lake

Gravel

by Steven Spoerl

29 March 2012

 

Another strong entry in the Dub Narcotic Disco Plate series.

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Lake

Gravel

(K)
US: 6 Dec 2011
UK: 6 Dec 2011

Lake’s Gravel 7” for K Records Dub Narcotic Disco Plate series is a curious work of art. It’s another piece that has its roots in electronic minimalism but there’s something that feels startlingly new yet slightly off-kilter to it. It’s hard to trace exactly what it is and forces the listener to dissect the song itself.

“Gravel” seems to be fearlessly experimental with dated electronic sounds in some sections and incredibly accessible (thanks largely in part to a driving bass) in others. Both of those aspects make it a prime candidate for remixing and while Calvin Harris, operating under the moniker Selector Dub Narcotic, certainly doesn’t disappoint with “Re-Grade”, he doesn’t exceed either. What’s left is ultimately a very strong 7” release for K Records.

Gravel

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