Just when I reported about Luke Blair’s mixtape, I found out that he got his new album out on Werk Discs. The follow-up to 2007’s Onandon is Foma, and it proves Lukid is the first artist of the year you can’t afford to sleep on.
If trip-hop had further evolved since the nineties, or if it still had some relevance in contemporary underground music, this is what it would sound like! It all comes from a kid heavily influenced by Autechre and Boards of Canada, but who produces tracks with the freshness of Flying Lotus or Rustie, Appleblim or Dabrye, Theo Parrish and the late J Dilla.
Foma is a deep dark journey through dubstep, hip hop and IDM, with a consistent mood lurking beneath all tracks. Beautifully wrapped into a design by Davin and Paul Camo, a first masterpiece in 2009!
02. Raise High The Roof Beam
04. Slow Hand Slap
08. Fall Apart
10. Ski Fly
11. Time Doing So Mean