Dublin-born, Berlin-based techno duo Lakker has been around for quite a while, producing a number of singles and EPs, as well as one album way back in 2007. Now they're set for a new full-length, Tundra, out on the UK's R&S Records on May 11th. You can get a good idea of the surprises Tundra has in store from its three early-release singles, "Pylon," "Three Songs," and now the brand new "Oktavist."
One thing is clear – Lakker have grown a bit restless within the techno framework. This time they're most interested in melding bits and pieces of everything into a dark new alloy. You'll hear haunting bells, somber, unsettling piano strokes, and a noticeably varied sense of pace. On "Oktavist" the duo employs a churning bass groove and horror movie melodies for a slice of dark, unclassifiable dance music. Check out the track below, and head over to R&S to pre-order 'Tundra.'
- R & S
- 'Tundra' out 5/12