‘Dog Leaf’ by Lutto Lento now breaks through as Proto Sites' third twelve inch release and finds the Warsaw based artist at his most raw and idiosyncratic. With the recent cuts from FTD, Where To Now? or his own Sangoplasmo Lentos discography shows wide variety of
approaches and yet remains strangely homogeneous.
Organ drone with processed field recordings sat right next to stripped down saturated techno and quirky house. Dog Leaf is no exception to his rebellious journey. Sparse abstract drum work puncturing seductive ghostly vocal cuts and noir-jazz samples, with an evocative tension mark the A-side grooves. Inconspicuous sonic artefacts resemble sliced up film clips where ephemeral dreamlike images sprawl into view.
On the flip side things move closer to the club, with Mantle of Strength being perhaps the closest we've ever been to that. Busted tape heads and lashings of noise, Lento whips his limiter to bring dark heavy bespoke rhythms as the backdrop to a poem turned mantra, sampled from one of David Tibet's early records.
Facilitating these connections of sonic elements and ideas which usually wouldn't meet each other is one of Luttos defining qualities, a modus operandi to his unique sonic palette.
released November 30, 2015
2015 | Proto Sites
Music by Lutto Lento
Mastered by Christoph at Dubplates & Mastering
Photo by Juraj Hoppan
Artwork & Design by Matúš Hnát
supported by 4 fans who also own “Dog Leaf | PS005”
Sweet extended reissue of this EP on Limited Edition cassette tape. The original EP tracks are very atmospheric, athletic themed short pieces with a mixture of New Age and Vaporwave influences with a touch of mystery and always tastefully made music. The remixes deconstruct, repurpose and distort the source material to create alternate universes, new places for the sounds to live in and minds capes generated through digital sound manipulation. Great stuff :) SILENO