|Six years on since his latest appearance on the label's main series, Stroboscopic Artefacts boss Luca Mortellaro, aka Lucy, returns with 'Dyscamupia' - an introspective,multisensory techno triptych revolving around the core sequence of Albert Camus' classic existentialist novel, 'The Stranger'.
A1. Dyscamupia (Forward)
B1. Dyscamupia (Pause)
B2. Dyscamupia (Backward)
Six years on since his latest appearance on the label's main series, Stroboscopic Artefacts boss Luca Mortellaro, aka Lucy, returns with 'Dyscamupia' - an introspective, multisensory techno triptych revolving around the core sequence of Albert Camus' classic existentialist novel, 'The Stranger'. Also known as the 'killing of an arab', this pivotal moment in Camus' seminal book - which also inspired The Cure their song 'Killing An Arab' back in the day, is here evoked through three variedly intense, deep and hypnotic techno variations - flexing from 120 to 130, onto 140 BPM - each of them translating a particular step in the author's minute, focal-shifting depiction of the unknown man's murder on the beach.
Embodying Meursault for a minute, Jason Snell lends his voice to the narrator and his inner demons, casting a strange, ominous spell on the club and its crowd. Willing to explore and dig up further into the textural wealth and crucial warmth of organic sounds and synthetic treatments, Lucy made wise use of the binaural microphones technology during the vocals recording process, greatly enhancing the immersive force of his compositions to create thoughtful, dystopic narrative bubbles that stand in their own right.
The first number, ' Dyscamupia (Forward)', happens before and right until the actual killing - hence time flowing at a metronomic, heartbeat-like tempo; the second cut 'Dyscamupia (Pause)' takes place right after the nameless man's death, when the narrator enters a kind of existential 'pause' and a whole new flow of consciousness begins; the third sequence, 'Dyscamupia (Backward)', plumbs the depths of the action itself as played backwards, like an equally hazed-out and dizzying reminiscence of the sad encounter's mechanism. Don't let its seemingly conceptual framework fool you though, like most of his past output 'Dyscamupia' also aims to bring dancefloors to a steady simmer, whilst maintaining Lucy's ascending momentum towards an all-round genre-busting, thought-provoking apex.
B1 premiere on Mixmag: https://soundcloud.com/mixmag-1/premiere-lucy-dyscamupia-paused
News on FACT: https://www.factmag.com/2019/01/28/lucy-albert-camus-dyscamupia/
A1 featured in RA’s New Tracks section: https://www.residentadvisor.net/tracks/942835
A1 airplay on RBMA's Peak Time show: https://rbmaradio-frontend.herokuapp.com/shows/peak-time/episodes/january-29-2019
News on Clubbing Spain: https://www.clubbingspain.com/mp3/2019/lucy-dyscamupia-forward.html
News on Sentireascoltare (Italy): https://sentireascoltare.com/album/lucy-dyscamupia/
News on The New Noise (Italy): https://www.thenewnoise.it/lucy-in-ascolto-dyscamupia-forward-dal-concept-dyscamupia/
News on Son Of Marketing (Italy): https://sonofmarketing.com/2019/02/11/streaming-lucy-dyscamupia/
News on Electronic Beats Romania: https://www.electronicbeats.ro/the-feed/lucy-albert-camus/
News on MedellinStyle (Colombia): https://medellinstyle.com/escucha-el-proximo-lanzamiento-de-lucy-en-stroboscopic-artefacts/
News on The Forgotten (Mexico): https://www.tforgotten.org/single-post/2019/01/28/Lucy-lanzar%C3%A1-un-EP-inspirado-en-Albert-Camus-nombrado-Dyscamupia
News on Beat To Be (Italy): https://beattobe.com/le-parole-di-a-camus-e-la-musica-di-lucy-nel-nuovo-ep-dyscamupia/
News on The Partae (Australia): https://thepartae.com/lucy-release-albert-camus-inspired-ep-stroboscopic-artefacts-dyscamupia-shares-12-min-track/
News on Tech Clubbers (Italy): https://www.techclubbers.com/lucy-nuovoep-stroboscopic-artefacts/
News on Techno Experience (Spain): https://technoexperience.net/2019/01/28/lucy-lanzara-su-proximo-en-su-sello-stroboscopic-artefacts/
News on Living Techno: http://www.living-techno.com/2019/01/after-six-years-stroboscopic-artefacts.html
Loving the B1!
Interesting concept. Downloading for full listen, thanks!
Trippy!!!! artwork is amazing
Cool production. And very nice vocals. Thanks.
nice to see Lucy back at it! Digging the B1 on this release.
ah, finally the whole EP. thanks!
Hard to choose one! Love them all!
Very nice! Thank you!
Hard to choose one! Love them all!
Downloading for Ilario Alicante, thanks for the music!
Conceptual electronics is the future!
(Backward) is the SHIT!!! Will play and chart - Thanks...
cool cutz thanks
Dj Fra / Nitsa Club, Primavera Sound
Arnaud Le Texier / Children Of Tomorrow
Great ep. Thx
I really love the A1 !!!! WOW such a good atmosphere... sexy and mysterious PLEASE TEST PRESSING LUCAAAAA !!!!
Pierre / Fuse Brussels
downloaded for r hawtin
B2 for me thanks!
downloading for a listen, thank you!
Nice and dark – like it!
Orde Meikle / Slam
go go jason!!!!!
Charlotte de Witte
Philipp Strobel / a+w
Stuart McMillan / Slam
Ace release and concept! Thanks
B2 / 3. Dyscamupia (Backward) is the bomb! great options -actually.
B2 on this one. Nice.
really good sounds, need to listen to the text more carefully though
Backward version works for me. Thanks
object blue / Rinse FM
Under Black Helmet
A1 and B1 for me. Thank you!
Albert van Abbe
I think the forward version is really great! Thanks! <3
Sam Paganini / JAM
Nice! Downloading thanks
simply brilliant the whole ep
Amazing! Love it :)
Discodromo / Cocktail D’Amore
Dyscamupia (Paused) is dope - will play it a lot!
Backward sounding very cool
Thanks for the promo. Gonna check and get back to u asap
Darwin / Griesshmuehle
trippy af - love it!!!
nice one Luca!
The vox in this EP is perfection! A1 for me. thank you!
fan of Luca's music! Good release on his own label!
CEM / Herrensauna
love that lucy is getting faster :)
Fascinating explorations of a theme. Outstanding!
JP Enfant / LET, De School
The Paused Version is very interesting! Thanks a lot!
Cool EP! A1 and B1 for me! Thanks
The Bunker New York esp liking Forward but whole thing is nice
nice one, support
Liking Backward version most. Good stuff. Thank you.
Really like Lucy's productions! Will play this for sure!
Love it! B1 is my favorite here but the whole EP is awesome, thank you!
Mr. Jones II _Unsubscribe_
Like the deep atmosphere in "Dyscamupia (Paused)"
Thank you! I like the mood in here!
backward version is my favou