Lobster Theremin presents the label’s inaugural full-length: a double LP from rising Chicago native Chicago Jim. Having cut his teeth in the Windy City—first on the electro clash appearing on labels like Ersatz Audio and Ghost Arcade, and later championing Trax Records as part of Vancouver’s recent house renaissance—Jim’s synthtopian tales of old-school Chicago and the birth of house music are a genuine reflection of a talent re a genuine reflection of a talent rarely seen at the helm of records in the post-00's.
a1. Chicago Jim - Track 1
a2. Chicago Jim - Track 2
a3. Chicago Jim - Track 3
a4. Chicago Jim - Track 4
b1. Chicago Jim - Track 5
b2. Chicago Jim - Track 6
c1. Chicago Jim - Track 7
c2. Chicago Jim - Track 8
d1. Chicago Jim - Track 9
d2. Chicago Jim - Track 10
d3. Chicago Jim - Track 11
Detroit young gun Rawaat finally steps up with his debut vinyl release for Lobster Theremin. Having carefully honed an inimitable sound that caresses the left-facing corners of house, techno, ambient and beats, this marks the start of what promises to be a very special year for the Mid West talent. Rawaat's own DIY tape imprint, Crisis Urbana, simultaneously provided the breeding ground and outlet for ideas and a collective mentallity that is beginning to define a new wave of Detroit producers, and listening to their discography it's immediately clear where those tape-saturated, cut-and-paste jams found their roots.
a1. Rawaat - Caverns of Reflection
a2. Rawaat - Exp 2
a3. Rawaat - Motion Sensor
b1. Rawaat - Day Laborer
b2. Rawaat - Day Laborer (HS Recast)
Berlin-based producer Palms Trax offers up the inaugural release for new imprint Lobster Theremin with three slices of Detroit and Chicago-inspired house.
Cheeky, groove-heavy "Late Jam", referencing the randier sides of Miami boogie and glitter funk, "Equation", an original Detroit cut, and "Houses In Motion", a percussive, balearic-tinged jam nodding to early Drumpoet Community, comprise the EP's three original tracks. Willie Burns turns in a spacey remix of the EP's opener that hits like an early 80's drum jam, flipping between off-kilter, warped synths and stripped-down, hammering Chicago house.
a1. Palms Trax - Late Jam
a2. Palms Trax - Equation
b1. Palms Trax - Houses In Motion
b2. Palms Trax - Late Jam (Willie Burns Remix)