As Lichens and occasional member of Om, Brooklyn producer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe has finally gone solo and released his debut album under his own name on Type.
Entering a new stage in his career, what’s been delivered is a two-track, 35-minute long album that delves into a territory of intense and abstractly paced rhythms and structures. Wavering between dub, dark techno and drone, what truly stands out is the slow-building, phanton-esque, interminable bassline that hides under the the bed of sizzling analogue noise. What also impresses is the Version of M’Bondo on the flip, which embraces a warm, swelling ambient tone, infused with Lowe’s own deep vocals, stimulating tribal percussion and the slightly disturbing echoes. Stunning.