Ralph Lawson's new Lost in Time series continues with the second instalment 'Lost in Space'. The first edition was well received selling out it's first vinyl pressing very quickly. Lost in Space EP continues the output from Lawson alongside original production partner Carl Finlow and the Ibizan-Italian maestro Tuccillo. The series is the result of over two years in studios in Leeds, Paris and Ibiza. Recorded as ideas in Lawson's 'The Drive' studio the tracks were taken to Ibiza in early 2014 to Tuccillo's entirely analog 'Unblock' studios to embellish, finish and run through his awesome gear. Working to a strict ethos of 100% analog signal, live recordings, real synths and drum machines and a truly dub method, over the course of a single week, the guys completed 16 versions of new material. These will be released on vinyl for the Lost in Time series over the next year.
Lost in Space features three new tracks. Two versions of the same theme theme 'Lost in Space' and 'Throb' are no nonsense techno for purists. Insistent Roland TR909 rhythms drive mesmerising synths from Finlow and Tuccillo while the board is worked in a dub style with live drops, reverbs and delays added on the fly. The series is inspired by the classic dub studio sessions of King Tubby. The crew watched and learnt how the King made dubs then applied the process to electronic 'riddims' of their own. On the other side 'Kings' stands proud as a testament to Chicago house music while updating the sound with a fresh modern approach to sounds. Lawson's original vintage Linn Drum got a dusting off and stands at the heart of the beats while Korg, Moog and Juno synths add depth warmth and authenticity. All completed by chants and vocal cuts.
Published: 13th March 2014