Loden :: Lit For Exits (Extinct)

Fans of Clark and Amon Tobin might want to delve head first into Loden’s latest sonic plateau. A versatile and euphoric trip for mind and body, Lit For Exits is the proverbial exp-electronic music buffet worth every minute.

Loden, known for his abstract musical project with labels like Eat This, Mush, and Colony, offers the multi-faceted Lit For Exits that slices a broad cross-section through multiple genres. “Regress / Paint” offers disjointed synthesizer flux—bouncing off-center beats, drifting rhythm, and flickering background noodling at its core. It’s clear that Loden (aka Belgium-based Jolan Koks) has a unique voice in the abundance of electronic music arenas. The wandering and developing kaleidoscope that is “Seven in 6 Out” chugs along with a heavy downtempo pulse—its lively drums and deep melodic journey is an emotional tug. On a slight tangent we see pieces like “Sceef 2” dabbling with dubstep-techno and erratic low-end scribbling. Lit For Exits could very well be Loden’s finest. The gravitational pull towards gritty, hypnotic, bass-laden glitch, and soundtrack troves is best evidenced on the head nodding “Anx”—a stream of consciousness that blends a myriad of leftfield dark-beat layers. Fans of Clark and Amon Tobin might want to delve head first into Loden’s latest sonic plateau. A versatile and euphoric trip for mind and body, Lit For Exits is the proverbial exp-electronic music buffet worth every minute. A personal favorite is the adventurous tribal-infused, dreamlike bliss of “Cycle Stapvoets.” A truly impacting album start to end.

Lit For Exits is available on Extinct.

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