February and March typically bring with them the annual doldrums of lesser-quality fare with regards to quality new films for cinephiles. The Oscars are nearly over, which means producers have long since released their bountiful golden crop of the year’s best films, and movie lovers are left with nothing but table scraps until spring arrives. But thankfully the music industry never has to inflict this kind of drought effect on its citizens. A perfect example of how February can be as prime of quality hunting season for music lovers as it is in August, is the fact that LUSINE just released his brilliant new album The Waiting Room yesterday.
LUSINE’s label, the always exceptional team at New York’s own Ghostly International, write: “Seattle-based producer Jeff McIlwain’s work has long inhabited the fertile border zone between electronic pop and experimental electronic music — it’s a place that’s home to music that has both a brain and a heart, and McIlwain’s been exploring its boundaries for the best part of a decade now. ‘The Waiting Room’ is his third full-length release for Ghostly International under the moniker LUSINE, and his first album since 2009’s ‘A Certain Distance’. As with all McIlwain’s work as Lusine, this is a record that’s characterized by both diversity and coherency. Its tracks traverse a variety of sonic landscapes, from the widescreen atmospherics of appropriately-titled opening track ‘Panoramic’ through the digital soul arrangement of Electronic’s ‘Get the Message’ and the club-friendly bounce of ‘First Call’ to the slow-building Detroit-inflected closer ‘February’.”
You can read more about LUSINE’s The Waiting Room, as well as pick up your own copy of the album, by visiting Ghostly.com. And to enter the world of LUSINE be sure to visit LUSINEweb.com, and follow him on Facebook.