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Thanks for your support and everyone who has listened to LUST so far! <333
We are now taking pre-orders. if we reach the 100 pre-order threshold, we will raise the total to 300 pieces and order clear white vinyl. So if you want one, you should DEFINITELY order now and please spread the word~!
LLLL (pronounced either four el or el el el el) are a new rising group that center their music around an electronic/newwave sound that’s ethereal enough to be considered shoegaze at times. Although from Tokyo, the group have a strong footing in the western countries possibly due to releasing their newest album, “Paradice”, earlier this week through Meishi Smile’s California based Zoom Lens Label.
Having started this project in 2012 as a way to channel mixed emotions caused by the Tohoku earthquake, LLLL took an atmospheric approach both lyrically and musically. With very soft, hazy, and heartfelt lyrics most always sung in English they reminded me a lot of Purity Ring off the bat, and like PR they were also able to evoke this almost uneasy yet fine tension, like being softly touched by someone unfamiliar or having them whispering personal secrets into your ear.
“Paradice” is simply incredible it blew me away. There’s a subtle crunch instrumentally that slightly bounces off of the wispy vocals enough for you to never lose interest or mark it off as background noise. Listening to this album while driving downtown in a beautifully lit city would probably be on my bucket list if it weren’t such an easily obtainable goal. You can download this free via Zoom Lens’ bancamp or, like in my case, buy the CD.
A lucid dream-like journey into the depths of nothingness. A question of what it means to exist and how far perception determines reality. Layered melodies brought by acoustic guitars, creating a sleepy ambiance accompanied by droning vocals. An album with pop-leanings, yet contradicted by its themes of suicide and self-loathing. (x)