Brighton’s Luo, the duo of Josh Trinnaman and Barney Sage, are back with a new EP this October. Entitled Convoluted Mess Machine, the 4-track EP sees them exploring new sonic territory. The pair comments:
“With this EP we really wanted to push some of the darker territory we explored on Unspoken a bit further, whilst also re-incorporating some of the lighter, melodic and more rhythmically complex aspects of earlier Luo material back in – whilst also going in some slightly newer directions we haven’t explored before. We also wanted to see what would happen if we worried less about what we were making as we found we weren’t finishing ideas after feeling anxious they wouldn’t fit in our catalogue or might be alienating.
We have pretty erratic listening & writing habits which comes through in what we make, so in order to make sense of something that doesn’t really make sense, we created the convoluted mess machine as a way of sort of contextualising our creative process and enabling us to justify to ourselves in making any creative decision, letting tracks write themselves, ingesting influences from all over the place and regurgitating them in these weird mutant forms.”
Convoluted Mess Machine arrives on October 15th through Art As Catharsis and ahead of it Luo have shared the superb and intoxicating opening track ‘Tightrope Tap Dancer’. Take a listen now.