Scrolling into the deepest and darkest depths of Soundcloud, through default pictures and some interesting usernames, I was surprised to find a brand new track from Western Australian producer Lower Spectrum. Honestly, it can be mind-numbing trawling through new Australian electronic releases on Soundcloud, especially as the ear fatigue kicks in, but 'Khlever' ripped my ears and mind right out of any tiresome reality I'd sunken into. The sheer amount of sonic energy that Ned Beckley builds and releases in this track with so few key elements is nothing short of incredible. With ducking guitar chords, percussion that breathes and a booming low end that could sedate a silverback, this is an expedition of both mind and soul.
Take a listen.
'Traces' EP Launch Tour:
Saturday 9 August - The Bird, Perth
Friday 15 August - Flyrite, Perth
Saturday 16 August - The Toff, Melbourne