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- Mind Drone Business
MP3 EP 2016 | Silber 232
3 tracks, 7 minutes
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: Press Release
: Digital Booklet
There's nothing like the sound of eerie guitars, melodic synths, and lurking in sounds of trying to log online from the 90's...reminding us of the AOL days. Coming from a music background, I live for this EP. Some might call it noise, but I call it art. Luka Fisher drops his second EP "Mind Drone Business" with Silber Records and it's a must listen.
The album features contributions from other artists and musicians that Luka greatly admires: Justin Burke, Dovelie Lovelie, Daniel Leland Crook, Emily Babette, and Jordan Mekano who also mastered the album.
Los Angeles based Artist, photographer, musician, writer, manager, creative producer, Russian translator and fashion guru...there is nothing Luka can't do. Luka is known for his mixed media art and artist collaborations. He spends most of his time at his studio DTLA creating everyday. I met Luka about two years ago through a good friend of ours David Tamargo (Alligator Jesus). I was instantly drawn to Luka. His energy spoke life and freedom to me. I call him the new age Andy Warhol. The art he creates blows me away. The level his mind is at most people can't even understand or comprehend, but he is way ahead of his time just like Warhol was. Not only that but Luka pushes the boundaries within sexuality, art, fashion, music, life, and expression of self. "I am just exposing the limits of free thought and self expression that is inherent in our culture. My goal is to help create a world where people feel freer to be themselves and have the ability to pursue their visions.
~ Conquer Loud
With a woozy sensibility is the strange work of Luka Fisher’s “Mind Drone Business”. Bringing together pieces of ambient, rock, and drone together into a coherent whole the songs drift by leisurely. The collection itself is best taken in as a whole as each one of the songs plays off of the last. For opting for such an approach works wonders for the overall sound as it becomes a fully immersive experience. Exploration of mood and texture take priority over more traditional concerns like melody. However even with this relatively loose arrangement the songs linger in the mind long after they are over.
Things open up on a quiet note with the strange ambient work of “Mind”. Here the many layers come together in a myriad number of ways. Glowing gracefully they help set the mood for what follows. Anxiety reigns supreme over “Drone”. Within this singular track the way that it evolves heightens a sense of tension. Various elements of the sound interact to try and ineffectively cancel each other out, letting the way that the song evolves to be fully formed. By far the highlight of the collection is the collection closer, the brooding “Business”. Luka Fisher uses a great plethora of samples to tremendous effect as the song veers from sound to sound as if lost in a great fog. Gradually Luka Fisher cuts these sounds down to size until they evaporate into nothing.
Luka Fisher develops teeming seas of sound on the regal work of “Mind Drone Business”.
~ Beach Sloth
“Mind Drone Business” is a 6-minute mini-EP, made up of three prototype ambiences that blend plaintive repeated guitar notes with mellow synthetic chords and richly layered and processed ambiences.
“Mind” is an arrangement of mostly traditional-sounding sparse guitar and piano improv over synth pads, “Drone” is a strong and more simple tense dissonance around a single note, while “Business” is a more complex layering of old telephone and modem sounds under a sinister loop apt for a sinister approach scene in a horror movie.
The seemingly deliberate lo-fi presentation of the artwork (complete with misaligned text and spacing in the booklet) strangely misrepresents music which is actually very polished, balanced and mature- and which is so incredibly short that it mostly just serves as a sampler or placeholder for a longer Luka Fisher album which ought to be somewhere in the works.
~ Stuart Bruce, Chain D.L.K.