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Lucid Locations

by Second Storey

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    Pre-order of Lucid Locations. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    releases August 25, 2017

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2.
Manhattan to Moscow
3.
Covehithe
4.
Offbeat World
5.
Ajunlei 8
6.
Acute Angles
7.
Wherever You May Be
8.
No Such Location
9.
Barrel Roll
10.
Dartmoor Four

about

Second Storey returns to Houndstooth with a sublime presentation of bass driven, meticulously crafted tracks that again deftly display a balancing act between the delicate and the riotous.

Alec Storey’s new LP is informed not only by his own movements between the Suffolk countryside and London, but by the recurring patterns of displacement taking place in the larger world, the dizzying effects of disorientation and recalibration.

These songs are sonically and emotionally complex experiences laden with reflections on exodus and homecoming. While Storey was negotiating his sense of home on a personal level, the U.K. was critically reconsidering its own identity and its rules of hospitality at the same time.

And notably, London was in the midst of a purge of the institutions that helped cement its important status as a forerunner of nightlife culture.


Inevitably, such disruption was put to use by the artist. In his words “Towards the end of my time in Suffolk there was the terrible news of Britain leaving the EU and also fabric was heinously closed down.


This on top of me feeling somewhat isolated affected the music i was writing…I wrote 3 very angry tracks in the 3 days after the closing.” It can be heard in the electro backbone and industrial tooth grind of “Ajunlei”, in the Drexciyan stomp of “No Such Location”, and on tracks like “Off Beat World” a monster of a jam that has jazzy angular percussion jerking in every which way.

It is not all fisticuffs though. Significantly, Storey also has a true penchant for creating music deeply rooted in bass and rhythm that immediately asks the body to respond, all the while subtly working away on the listener with an ulterior motive to coax them into contemplation.

“Covehithe” -named for a cliff adorned beach Storey escaped to as a teen in Suffolk is a perfect example of this, with all of its misty falling synths and murkiness. Similarly, using field recordings of spoken word and street drumming sourced from the respective locales named in its title, “Manhattan to Moscow” has a low slung feeling even though it percolates at a handsome 155 bpm.

Disruptive yet somehow settling- it is a sublime achievement to evoke such disparate sensations from a listener.

Lucid Locations is an array of concise forward thinking dance music not limited by genre and driven by Alec Storey the producer and drummer- someone you can easily come to know through his engaging live shows.

Bass, electro, techno, ambient, industrial- the word that best represents this album is spirited. And it is a spirit that adapts survives and soars on these 10 tracks of real substance.

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releases August 25, 2017

Alec Storey, Houndstooth,

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Second Storey London, UK

Alec Storey is the latest artist to shift phase and re-christen his output after signing to our label; progressing from his Al Tourettes moniker in favour of the more becoming alias, Second Storey.

He’s always produced music that’s alluded quite openly to his passions for free party soundsystems and rave culture.
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