With his move to Klammklang following a series of elegant yet deceptively unsettling noir techno records for Pinkman, Créme Organization and Phonica among the other labels, Art Crime has managed to consistently reinvent his sound, not only retaining the trademark melodism but improving it further and expanding far into the unknown. Composed and produced in a bedroom studio in downtown Moscow his new album exists in a private world apart from previously explored club music tropes.
A Constant Lack is a testimony to Art Crime's subtle and fragile take on everything avant-garde and experimental. Opening with the hazy and intimate soundscapes of All The Paths To Go Down and ethereal piano samples in Skin Smell, the record then evolves into cascading sequences and imperfect chord progressions evoking the dance floor echoes to culminate with haunting minimalism of album's title piece and dramatic strings of closing track Relapse, A Constant Lack's emotional zenith. It is a brilliantly crafted and carefully selected collection of tracks, a thing of extensive, spellbinding beauty.
released May 30, 2019
All music is written and performed by Art Crime.
Mastered by Alexander Pustynsky.
Artwork by Art Crime.