New EP Object Is A Navigator 10th December 2012
Eponymous lead-off track available to hear over at lukeabbottmusic.com now
Release to coincide with six-week residency at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge.
“like a circuit board unexpectedly blooming red carnations or a microchip with a slow-beating heart beneath its surface, Abbott’s music has an enigmatic, almost-living core which defies its technological composition.” – The Stool Pigeon
“Modern Driveway then, sees Abbott join an elite club of producers who are equally as rewarding in quiet bedroom contemplation as they are on a starry-eyed night out” The NME
“Warm, intimate arpeggio-driven techno from this excellent producer” Time Out
“electronic music that is at turns subtle and soothing, intense and challenging. You can trace its lineage back through Boards Of Canada to Aphex Twin and beyond to Eno. A richly rewarding experience” Mojo, Electronica Album of the Month
Following on from the incredibly well received EP Modern Driveway released through NOTOWN this May, Luke Abbott is to release a new EP this December. The ‘Object Is A Navigator’ EP continues where Modern Driveway left off, with the mesmerizing combination of warm, analogue sounds and a beating heart of twisted melody.
‘Object is a Navigator’ EP is released on 12” vinyl and digitally on 10th December, and is the second EP of music released by Abbott since the slow burning success of his 2010 LP Holkham Drones.
The EP can be pre-ordered from NOTOWN’s partner store now: http://shop.wichita-recordings.com/PreOrder.aspx
Alongside the release, Luke Abbott will be part of a six-week residency at the Wysing Arts Centre, near Cambridge from 4th November. Luke Abbott has joined artists Jonathan Baldock, Edwin Burdis, Emma Hart and Jess Flood-Paddock, in residence at Wysing’s rural site developing new art works that explore the future, nature and transformation in response to the metaphor of The Forest. Full details of the project can be found here:
Receiving praise across the spectrum from the likes of Mojo (One of their Electronica Albums of 2010), The Guardian, NME, the dance press, The Wire, Resident Advisor and Drowned In Sound – Abbott has resisted the urge to cash in on his rise in popularity. It’s something he certainly could do given that, as he admits, “making music has become a part of my day-to-day life, like eating or sleeping, I write an awful lot at home;” instead, though, the he deals in complete wholes, juxtaposing a sense of aural freedom atop considered thought processes.
An intimate communal atmosphere has always surrounded Abbott’s work, and he remains rooted in his native Norwich, largely, he states, because of the healthy scene growing in his home town now. It’s that warmth that perhaps imbues on Object Is A Navigator, aided further by electronics both digital and analogue, some of which the producer designs and makes himself as part of a home studio that resembles the cluttered and manically accumulated hubs of some of the 1970s great sonic thinkers. Yet Luke Abbott’s music itself doesn’t feel retro in any way itself; rather Object Is A Navigator contains songs both for the here and now, and sounds that look set to continue to sculpt his future.
Sat. 27.10.2012 Horst, Berlin, Germany
Fri. 09.11.2012 LÁccordéon, St Etienne, France
Sat. 10.11.2012 La Péniche Cancale, Dijon, France
Fri. 16.11.2012 La Java, Paris, France
Sat. 17.11.2012 Time And Place @ Belle Etáge/Spedition, Bremen, Germany
Fri. 30.11.2012 Kraak Gallery, Manchester, UK
Mon. 31.12.2012 Peckham Palais, London, UK