Following in the footsteps of the stripped down minimalism of Superskin's Descent, is its apparent antithesis, Lanuk's vV, part glitchy, part psychotic, with ventures into techno, only to come out in breakcore or IDM-influenced noodly mentalism, which is far from inaccessible. Then again, there are tracks on this album which are stripped down and mellow, an ethereal comedown after the buoyant juggernaut.
The sound is raw and epic, a playful adventure into aural experimentation. "My music is operates in a live context channeling my inner senses, and this is how this album was created as well, with three four synths and a sampler and improvisation. I often cannot predict the result, I just like to play around with sounds," he says.
The Hungarian musician Gulyás Árpád aka Lanuk started to make music when he was 13, cutting his teeth in several noise, experimental punk bands. His Lanuk outfit was started as a bedroom project in the middle of the noughties and also saw him perform at numerous festivals, clubs, art galleries. Aside from Lanuk, he also moonlights as a bass player in a band called derTANZ.
Warm and enveloping throughout, drifting ambiences and the occasional breakout.
The inner artwork quotes "if you pay your dues, work incredibly hard, and be nice to everyone around you; you too can live paycheck to paycheck and live in filth" ...... perfect.
a recommended journey. ULTRA///