ASK THE DUST
Lorn returns with a new full-length album, his debut on Ninja Tune, and it’s a huge stride forward since 'Nothing Else' (released on Brainfeeder, June 2010). Listening back to his first album, Lorn says it now seems “cold and strict.” 'Ask The Dust', on the other hand, is “haunted, oily, smeared,” and with this description he captures something of the intensely felt, visceral aliveness of the music.
If Lorn began his musical career as a poet of alienation, then 'Ask The Dust' (named after the 1939 proto-Beat classic novel of the same name by John Fante) sees his music develop a more human energy. In particular, the use of his own singing voice (a process which began on the last track of 'Nothing Else', “What’s The Use”), which has added a new dimension to his often crunching and brutal but never less than beautiful electronic music.
Ask The Dust' is released 18 June on Limited Edition Reel-to-Reel Tape (inc. CD, prints & drawings), 2LP, CD and download - pre-order now at the Ninjashop.
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