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LUSINE RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE 'TWO DOTS'

June 18, 2009

LUSINE RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE

Jeff McIlwain’s work as Lusine has always involved the conjuring of imaginary sonic landscapes, but “Two Dots,” the first single from his upcoming full-length A Certain Distance, is certainly one of his strangest and most beautiful. McIlwain manipulates the sounds of flesh-and-blood instruments—the shuffle of brushed snares, a cloud of anxious strings, collaborator Vilja Larjosto’s clear-blue vocals—placing them in the same psychoacoustic space as gently pinging electronics and swarms of micro-samples. The end result is Lusine’s “Two Dots”: a sound-painting born of natural sources and electronic means, whose details seem to bloom like a forest of fractals. It’s also a pop song with a hook you’ll be humming for days.

[Download ‘Two Dots’ at The Ghostly Store.]