Friday, January 10, 2020

Lumen Drones - Umbra [Hubro Music]

Put on the circuit via the Norwegian imprint Hubro Music on November 15th, 2k19 is "Umbra", the sophomore album created by the trio known as Lumen Drones roughly five years after their self-titled debut outing on ECM Records. Together, the triumvirate comprised of Nils Økland, Per Steinar Lie and Ørjan Haaland explores a unique sonic realm located somewhat in between PostRock and what might be described as echoes of experimental Leftfield Folk music, meandering from pure, untouched naturalistic beauty towards thundering drum sequences and heavy guitar distortions and back, bringing on hypnotically droning cuts like the psychedelic, slightly Desert Blues infused "Droneslag", timeless and time-dissolving Shoegaze in tunes like "Gorrlaus Slatt", crystalline, ever floating guitar motifs in the albums title track "Umbra" as well as deeply touching, scores'que Ambient works in "Speil" just to pick a few of our favorites on this highly recommended, 37 minute spanning longplayer.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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