Lifecycle release ‘Lino Cosmos’
New Full Length From The Masters of Psyc-Rock-Beats PLUS UK Dates
Lifecycle are a live electronic three-piece from East London, fusing breakbeats and psychedelia with improvised digital manipulation. They started life in the late noughties, putting out a string of experimental dance 12"s on London breakbeat labels Electrofly and LondonBreakz. Having started his own Ricochet Records imprint in 2008 (recently celebrating its 20th release), writer / producer Geoff is a continued presence in the city's leftfield electronica movement.
There's no one trick fix for this dance trio, snubbing trends in favour of an open-minded fusion of styles, held together by tribal percussion and throbbing waves of subbass. Their obsession with spontaneous true live performance leads Lifecycle to approach the stage more like a defrosted prog rock outfit than your average dance act.
Integrating new technology into traditional jamming, a customised holster enables singer and guitarist to digitally manipulate the organically developing soundscapes on-the-fly. DSP workouts and glitchy textures from the studio are reinterpreted live, instruments and voices warped into unfamiliar forms, with the digital triggers forming an integral part of the band's on-stage communication.
Their Debut LP ‘Lino Cosmos’, released on Supersymmetry, follows their tour supporting The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and recent airplay on Tom Robinson’s BBC Radio 6 Music show. Autumn 2014 finds tour dates stretching north to Sheffield and Manchester in support of the album, followed in January 2015 with an LP of ambient electronica remixes of the Lino Cosmos tracks, to be released on San Francisco’s Loöq Records.
Album: Lino Cosmos
Released: 27 Oct 2014
Format: CD / digital
1 - Dissolve
2 - Not Enough
3 - Patterns
4 - Burst Your Bubble
5 - The Big Picture
6 - Rush Into This
7 - Change Tact
8 - Greed
See Lifecycle onstage at one of their upcoming UK shows:
01st Nov: Liverpool - Zanzibar
02nd Nov: Sheffield - Mulberry Tavern
09th Nov: Salford - The Eagle
05th Dec: Dalston - The Nest
For interviews and guest list please contact: email@example.com 0044(0)1273 305752
“...rolling rhythm patterns wind around sophisticated chords and a bass throb that feels like an ocean current. The use of suspense without obvious release is very well realised, and the feel is of pleasures almost too intense to bear. All in all, a seriously powerful release...” mixmag