Watercourse

Watercourse

The sound of water has allured artists such as Annea Lockwood and Kenneth Atchley to devote significant energy to exploring the infinite textures hidden inside the hydrogen-oxygen mix. For a moment, I thought Lvxus was going to deliver another liquidly rumination. Instead the synth and tape loop duo delivers a 20-minute space-out à la Tangerine Dream. A dip into the liner notes/production credits confirmed my suspicions that the two pieces on the CD were created back in 1988. The refreshing part is to hear something clearly retro in sound without the present-day smack of sentimentality or irony.

—RN

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