The Australian trio Lace Curtain is among the newest signatories to Mexican Summer, who join the ranks of the Brooklyn-based label’s noteworthy electronic roster, with names like the goth duo Light Asylum standing out amongst an impressive crop. With Falling/Running, its debut 12”, the trio offers up two interpretations on the movements of the EP’s title, incorporating a surprisingly wide range of electronic styles over the course of four tracks.
“Falling (II)” starts things off in a fashion quite similar to Light Asylum, albeit without all of the moody, angst-y darkness that makes the latter’s music so distinctive. “Running (II)” is fronted by a killer bass line reminiscent of LCD Soundsystem. The flip-sides to these aforementioned cuts take a slightly mellower tactic, utilizing the woozy synths of the so-called “chillwave” genre to wring a spacey, almost dreamy mood out of the music. Relatively longer than most EPs, Falling/Running offers a lot to the listener, to say nothing of its supreme remixability—this really is a DJ’s dream. Even though this feels like more of a tease than a fully-fleshed collection of tracks, it’s a hell of a tease, and an indication that Lace Curtain will become a lot more than just “a band to watch out for” in today’s burgeoning, diverse electronic music scene.
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