Lackluster: Container: Overload Media Review
In the wake of influential label Clear has arisen deFocus. While the essence of Clear converged very much around the revival of electro sounds and attitude, it seems from this first full-length release that the focus of deFocus will be centred on pure electronica mood music.
Lackluster's sound is the essence of mellowness: catchy melodic riffs underpinned by lush waves of thick keyboard drones. Similar in style to Bola's Soup album on Skam last year, Container somehow manages to sound much more lively, with real funk breaks and less solipsistic melodies. The lack of any abrasive elements make this perhaps the best chill out/go-to-sleep album of the year so far.
By Paul Gannaway