ROTW: Lotic - Water

American-born, now Berlin-based musician Lotic follows up the success of her 2018 Power LP with 9 tracks of visceral electronica – in the form of her recently released sophomore album, Water. Across the 42 minute run time, we’re treated to a romantic, emotional, and highly personal blend of electronica, bass, ambient, and pop. From the first track to the last, Lotic delivers a well measured and perfectly balanced flow of cold, glistening synth sounds, elastic percussive textures, foggy vocal

ROTW: Lotic - Water

harmonies, and crisp transient notes of piano keys and harp strings. The project lands on British imprint Houndstooth, the in-house label from the infamous clubbing spot fabric. Previously the label has seen music from Nina Kraviz, Special Request, Call Super, and Anastasia Kristensen come through its production line. It includes one credited feature, with the sub-1-minute Changes boasting a spoken-word snippet from Berlin-based creative Julius Errol Flynn. Our favourite moments from the other 8 tracks arrive with the refreshing harp melodies on Apart, the energetic basslines on Come Unto Me, and the pure vocal ambience that rings out across Wet.

Where to start:
Apart: Heavy-set basslines and light, airy harp melodies
Diamond: 9-minute album closer with an intense synth climax
Come Unto Me: Emotive & visceral top line meets roaring lowend rumbles

Previous from Lotic:
Power LP (2018, Tri Angle)
Heterocetera EP (2015, Tri Angle)

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Lotic – Water LP is out now on Houndstooth.