Lumpen Nobleman’s first LP taps contemporary dance sounds, reformatting the digital analogue of bassline, IDM and grime into slow frugs and atmospheric soundscapes. But it conjures up great historical precedents too – imagine Cluster covering ESG and you get close to the vibe of the stand out dance tracks on the record – stripped rhythms laced with cowbells and wonky electronic burps. But really the whole record, conceived as a soundtrack, recalls John Carpenter’s classic film music – menacing, minimal, driving and irresistible. – David Panos (Difficult Fun)
Vinyl edition of 300 (cat. XN001)
released July 11, 2011
All tracks written and recorded by Lumpen Nobleman at an unknown location some time after the invention of the Polivoks synthesiser.
While the master reels of Kundrei Mylov's 'Grusha' are sadly lost, a silent version of the film still circulates in the Eastern Bloc and provides the inspiration for this soundtrack.
Mastered by James Savage
Design by Dan Dizette
Extra Normal Records would like to thank
Rebecca, Arch, Tone, Lodgey,
James, Rachel, Leigh
and 100% Proof.