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Lorca – Cant See Higher / Missed Me (Single Review)

Brighton has got some serious game at the moment with a number of fresh local producers getting their music signed and released in recent months. Alongside Lorca other notables include Leon Vynehall who has an upcoming release on George Fitzgeralds ‘Man Make Music’ imprint, Bobby Champs has just put out ‘All Night’ on Pictures, Dismantle is being rinsed by the likes of Artwork, Jack Beats and co and Maxxi Soundsystem‘s records are getting him top ten finishes on Beatport. Therefore it should come as no surprise that Lorca‘s latest release on ‘Dummy Records’ is another outstanding cut.

Lead track ‘Cant See Higher’ opens with a heavily reverbed and far off drum track that pans into the foreground and immediately hooks you in with its exquisitely intricate percussive groove. As the groove develops far off voices fill out the tracks deeper spaces whilst a smooth moody bass sound pushes to the fore as a female voice intones the words ‘Higher’. Lorca continues to build the tension layering in more vocals and sounds before totally stripping the track back to its core pads, main vocal hook and a perfectly introduced piano riff. Combined these three elements filter and resonate to an increasing wash of ambient noise driving the tracks energy towards it subtle but very affecting crescendo. The B-Side ‘Missed Me’ is much more sparse in sound with the focus very much built around the kick drum, toms and supporting synth line. Another female vocal loops into the mix, however in this instance it plays more of a supporting role whilst still giving that familiar Lorca sense of depth and meaning.

Overall this is another highly recommended release from Lorca suggesting that he is one to watch in 2012.

Rating 8/10

Lorca – Cant See Higher / Missed Me (Dummy Records) Out March 19th

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