Lukid

Lonely at the Top

by Benjamin Hedge Olson

7 November 2012

 
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Lukid

Lonely at the Top

(Werkdiscs / Ninja Tune)
US: 30 Oct 2012
UK: 22 Oct 2012

Lukid’s Lonely at the Top explores a wide range of interesting electronic sounds, and each track offers the listener something just a wee bit different than the last. The previous statement is mostly meant as praise, but Lonely at the Top can be a little bit difficult to settle into and wrap your mind around. Tracks like “Snow Theme” offer short, impressive bursts of ambiance that fill themselves out with fuzzy, hissing background noise that might be water boiling or the eponymous snowfall, whereas opening track “Dusty Old Plane” sounds like something from DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing. I find myself enjoying Lukid the most when he focuses on atmosphere over rhythm. His warbling, gurgling soundscapes tend to show you more and more with each new listen. None of this stuff is particularly groundbreaking, but it does what it does quite well.

Lonely at the Top

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