LOCUST LABOR OF LOVE ALBUM, “YOU’LL BE SAFE FOREVER” OUT APRIL 16TH

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April 5, 2013 NYC
 
Following the announcement of their new full-length album You’ll Be Safe Forever on Editions Mego (UK), Locust have announced their debut NYC live show this April 5 at The Bunker @ Public Assembly. The duo will be playing songs from their upcoming album (out April 16th), bringing this impressive headphone record to life. The event is being hosted by Nightvision, a music and art curating project founded by writer and DJ Colleen Nika.

The two Locust band mates Mark Van Hoen and Louis Sherman have accomplished a beautifully crafted album, with sounds evoking memories of early electronic icons like Delia Derbyshire, through to Tangerine Dream, Eno, Throbbing Gristle, LFO and beyond. The record combines ‘80s industrial techno, the spoken word of underground disco, cosmic synth lines, and ambient distorted dream vocals combined with rhythmic looping drums.

The album showcases prime examples of Van Hoen’s compulsively hypnotic beats and abstracted pop vocals—already hallmarks of his collected work since 1993 both in his own music and with collaborators Seefeel, Slowdive & Scala to weave a unique sonic tapestry, as inviting as it is intricate. Paired with Sherman’s evocative synthesizer improvisations—an immediately visceral element new to Locust—this new partnership has crafted a shattered landscape that bridges two perspectives of progressive movement in electronic music under a single name. “

 
Take the journey and follow the link below:
 

Soundcloud: More Like Prayer Than Science http://snd.sc/10fNNnU

Visuals: http://youtu.be/8JlmbPFznCk

 

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"Blissed-out, pastoral electronics with harder, hypnotic beats…the result is ghostly and immersive headphone fodder that offers the option to lie back and tune out, or dig deep.” Under the Radar
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