Lukid makes the move to Ninja Tune with his latest full length Lonely At The Top. The UK producer has been around for a minute (since 2007 to be exact), constantly evolving with an impressive range of styles on a couple well received EPs and an LP for Werk Discs, plus some 12"s for GLUM. On their own, the past releases may seem disparate at times, but Lonely At The Top brings it all together from a producer that has grown into his own skin. It is boundary-less electronic music that offers no explanations, just rich and intricate soundscapes to get lost in. From Ninja Tune "On Lonely At The Top we hear Lukid pooling together elements from his varied back-catalogue to create something that manages to sound like nothing he’s done before. We get glimpses of the raw anger displayed on his GLUM releases, of the ecstatic and psychedelic pop he makes with Simon Lord as Arclight, of his recent brooding score for the documentary Personal Best, and of his sunnier early releases on Werk, but it’s all assembled with a new voice and a new intent. Whatever has happened in Lukid’s life over the last few years, with the carefully constructed narrative arc of Lonely At The Top he gives the impression of a story of catharsis and redemption." 12 tracks in all, housed in gatefold sleeve with free MP3 download. Fans of Actress and Lone should be all over this.
- music label: Ninja Tune 2012
reviewed by Von Bee 11/2012