The Dean Blunt and Klein collaborator teases his Communiqué EP with neon-lit romance Shyne Eyed Gal
Lord Tusk, the London producer, singer and self-identified “connoisseur of unplayed and eclectic audio waves”, creates music that dances on the line between mesmeric and disorientating. A Soundcloud shuffle of filter-swept thumbnail sketches, lo-fi club tropes and soundsystem lows. But while these tracks seem to luxuriate in strange, rich textures, there’s grit and oil in the recesses; grooves that loop a little too long, the jarring clip of bitcrushed drum samples. It’s telling that he’s released music via Apron, Soul Jazz and Low Income $quad, or counts Dean Blunt and Klein (he appeared in her musical Care) among his collaborators – this is music that feeds off a contemporary moment, fascinated by throwback ephemera and experimental impulses.
Shyne Eyed Gal, Lord Tusk’s new single which lands this Friday on London imprint MIC, is a case in point. The track is an admixture of numbness and romanticism, half-step rhythms and half-lit grain. Clearly, we’re excited to be hosting the video premiere of Shyne Eyed Gal, a moody, 80s-inflected clip that captures Tusk’s singular, late-night mood.
Communiqué is out on 25 May via MIC. You can listen to the EP via Bandcamp now.