To immerse yourself in Strange Love – the sophomore full-length from Bucharest-based producer Liar – is to take a crash course in neo-gothic romanticism, 21st century street grit, and woozy, ethereal sound-worlds long lost to the light of day. It’s an album that lurches its way into your subconscious; imbuing the darkest depths of your mind with a disposition balanced precariously between the resentment of a spurned lover and the desperation of a hopeless romantic. As such, its nine tracks are the perfect accompaniment to late night train rides, moonlit meanderings through after-hours town centres, and those moments when you truly ponder the nature of reality (and probably not a Thursday morning in the Notion office…).
Strange Love was released last week via the consistently interesting Infinite Machine – you can grab a download now via the label’s Bandcamp page, here. In the meantime, you can head over to XLR8R for a free download of album track ‘Andreea Dava’, and check out Strange Love‘s grand finale ‘Bruised Knee’, below:
And, here’s a minimix giving you a peek atStrange Love:
- Alex Cull
NB: We’ll be premiering the video for Strange Love’s woozy opener ‘Benzolovers’ early next week – watch this space.