After a decade of creating some of “the most distinctive techno around” (Resident Advisor) for the likes of Blueprint and Stroboscopic Artefacts, R&S is delighted to welcome Dublin based duo, Lakker into the fold with their stunning new EP, Containing A Thousand.
Lakker: ‘We’re delighted to be releasing on R&S. It’s one of those labels that has been huge in electronic music for years – anyone who is into modern electronic music will have a few R&S records in their collection. Ourselves included – classics from Joey Beltram and AFX up to the recent Tessela stuff. It’s all in our bag!”
Their intricate, yet muscular soundscapes and skittering percussion have an epic, alien quality that set them head and shoulders above their less ambitious peers; witness the blistering noise of the brooding title track, the staggered, slurping beats and mechanistic clanks of “Mausoleum,” the crisp, propulsive grooves of “K’antu” and jagged slashing drums of “Thermohaline.”
Having a background in punk, metal and broken beat as well as noise and techno helps give Lakker their truly unique and uncompromising sound – indeed their music has won them the most coveted recommendation in electronic music – Richard D James (Aphex Twin) himself has been known to deploy multiple Lakker tracks in his face melting live sets.
A1. Containing a Thousand