SummaryThe second artist album from Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder imprint is a deep, deep, dark and uncompromising suite of music, mastered by Clark (Warp Records). The only Brainfeeder artist to neither come from or ever to have lived in LA, Lorn has already developed an international following for his music. Now, with "Nothing Else" the musician and artist reveals his debut full length. Epic, melancholic and brutal, it's a record which the listener has to be prepared the immerse themselves in. The rewards make it worth the effort. From the fairground dramatics of "None An Island" through the soundtrack sweep and military momentum of "Army of Fear," the discombobulated atmospherics of "Bretagne," the sheer brute force of the bass on "Automaton," the acid-fried detailing on "Voids" 1 and 2, the woozy migraine-simulacra of "Tomorrow," the off-centre melodic catchiness of "Glass & Silver" and "Cherry Moon," the deconstructed electro of "Greatest Silence" and on to the utterly uncompromsing conclusion of "What's The Use," where an underwater hip hop break smashes up against Hammond and the ghost of a human voice, this is a record which feels like its been hewn from stone. Albeit electronic stone.
A remarkable, transcendent achievement, no one who knows anything about him is going to claim that Lorn's life has been easy and nor his his music. Instead it's raw, emtional, angry, beautiful and real.