Desatura - The Lotus Eaters
Lucy and Rrose collide as The Lotus Eaters, having already established themselves separately as artists who are comfortable operating in the uncharted area of experimental music. Running their own labels (Stroboscopic Artefacts and Eaux), they have gained a cult following, both influencing and challenging the direction of more intelligence forms. Their first collaboration took the form of mutual remixes and slowly the idea of working together on an enduring basis became inevitable. Several intense sessions in Lucy’s Berlin studio followed, using mainly analog hardware. These sessions gave birth to a new project, and such the “The Lotus Eaters” are born with this their first album released on Stroboscopic Artefacts and also a live act which will debut at ADE (Amsterdam) 2018. With “Desatura,” Lucy and Rrose explore themes of physical density, emptiness, and space, creating sonic objects which can be rotated and viewed from multiple perspectives. Eschewing typical instrumentation, the duo use synthesized sound and feedback as fundamental sources to generate both textural and percussive elements. A sense of tension and weight emerge from sources that cannot be easily pinpointed. The resulting album forms a complex narrative from a paradoxically simple and restrained set of sound sources. A mysterious and profound accomplishment.