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Martina Lussi
Diffusion Is a Force
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MARTINA LUSSI - Diffusion Is a Force [LTNC016] © Latency
Black Opium
01:57
Care
02:29
Higher Energy
04:44
Expectation or Obsession
03:08
Interlude
03:40
Classic Intense
03:43
Anarchy for Her
05:02
Movement in Mono (Stereomix)
05:16
Opening
03:25
00:00
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Martina Lussi’s second album fuses together disparate sound sources with a disorienting quality that reflects the modern climate of dispersion and distraction. The Lucerne, Switzerland- based sound artist released her debut album Selected Ambient’ on Hallow Ground in 2017, and now comes to Latency with a bold new set of themes and processes.

The range of tools at her disposal spans field recordings, processed instrumentation, synthesised elements and snatches of human expression. The guitar is a recurring figure, subjected to a variety of treatments from heavy, sustained distortion to clean, pealing notes. Elsewhere the sound of sports crowds and choral singing merge, and patient beds of drones and noise melt into the sounds of industry and mechanics. The track titles manifest as a compositional game of deception complete with innuendos, empty phrases and claims – flirtations with perfume names and ironic assertions.

From the volatile geopolitical climate to the changing nature of music consumption in the face of streaming and digital access, Diffusion Is a Force’ is a reflection on fractured times where familiar modes and models change their meaning with the ever-quickening pace of communication.

Date
January 22, 2019
Composer

Martina Lussi

Format

LP/​Digital

Mastering

Jac Beloeil

Distribution

Honest Jon’s

Artwork

Kris Lemsalu, Mysteriously
Conceived and Deeply Felt’ (detail).
Photograph: Robert Glowacki. 

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