Lecanoscope – Comparing Notes

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Album Review by Mark Bayross

COMPARING NOTES is the first release from Californian electronic artist Lecanoscope. Described as “Metabolic Music To Open Your Third Eye”, it’s a five-track EP of hypnotic, tribal ambient that fuses tablas, layers of pulsating electronics and distant vocal samples into a mesmerising, trance-inducing brew.

There may only be five tracks, but they shift and evolve in spectacular fashion. DUAL UNITY, for example, builds from a bubbling rhythmic intro to a shimmering, blissed-out soundscape. At times, the music borders on the paranoia-inducing tension of isolationism or the industrial atmospherics of Forma Tadre or Download, but warm melody prevails throughout.

A ghostly, stirring combination of early Delerium, Bill Laswell, Future Sound Of London, On-U Sound and Talvin Singh and well worth investigating.

5 stars