Luke Vibert – Traditions 10 [Libertine Records]

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Luke Vibert is one of these artists capable of surprising you in any area of music, a producer who monopolizes a broad spectrum of music divided into periods and pseudonyms that he has used throughout his long career. Vibert encountered a pioneering scene in the early 90’s, the advanced electronics dynamited by artists like Aphex Twin (Vibert’s mentor in his early career) was crucial to the development of his style.

Luke Vibert released his first works on labels like Rephlex. Weirs was an album created for this label in 1993 when he shared a project with his friend Jeremy Simmonds. This reference was the starting point of the great trajectory of the British, who later managed his artistic career from different fronts as Wagon Christ, the most prolific alias, along with Luke Vibert, which he has used until today.

Few genres have resisted Luke Vibert, from IDM and abstract textures to downtempo, hip hop or other styles with more character like jungle and drum’n bass. With these last two genres he had a more accentuated activity in the second half of the 90’s exercising with his pseudonym Plug, a project he has used occasionally during these last two decades. But although Vibert’s palette of genres has always been extensive, it has always remained in an environment close to the experimental.

Yesterday Luke Vibert announced a new EP on Libertine Records, at the moment the Berlin label has not advanced information about the release date, only anticipates that the pre-order of the copies will be available shortly. ‘Traditions 10’ comes out in vinyl format with four tracks that oscillate between electro and electronics. Vibert opens with the dynamism of Socket, an electro track dominated by a powerful bass line. Teeth is the track that occupies the second cut of the B face, a sharp metric accompanied by chords that oscillate between dissonance and consonance. Candy makes a clear allusion to the title with a pleasant melody in an environment that is quite reminiscent of the elegant electronic house of the last decade. Wash is the track that closes the EP, acidic background cut softened by an attractive melody generated by suggestive chords.

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