LUSTER - LUSTER
morc 85 - lp
A1. All is dark inside
A4. Espace, éther
B1. I fall
B4. Out of time
released june 23rd 2022
ltd to 150 copies
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The Belgian folk/dronerock sextet Luster is definitely one of the few bands that gathered a reputation before most people heard them, but eventually manages to exceed the expectations. Started as an informal meeting around 2012 the band worked at a notorious slow pace.
Throughout the years, we heard many releases by all the other projects of the band members (see below). But Luster kept stubbornly quiet, archiving complete recording sessions that other bands would have released without hesitation. The only document of those first few years: the (sold out) split 10” with Hellvete.
So instead of turning into a potentially prolific sextet, they really took their time to finetune their sounds, and turn into a tight but hazy sounding full band. Now, the result is something that doesn’t quite sound like anything else. Cello, flute, harmonium and violin blend in with the traditional guitar-bass-drums trio – making them land on a unique spot at the crossroad where ancestral doom folk, heady dronerock and spacious pop seamlessly meet. Kind of the missing link between Mazzy Star, Pentangle, Broadcast and Enhet for Fri Musik. It’s really that unique and that good, both live as on record. Which you can enjoy in all its glory now.
The lp comes in an edition of 150 copies in a very lush jacket: outer sleeves are screenprinted + letterpressed. Lyric sheet screenprinted in two colours. Comes on high quality German vinyl, mastered by Michael Anderson of 4K mastering.