Stream the Debut Solo LP from Lakker's Eomac
- Words: Glenn Jackson
Serving as half of the burgeoning Lakker outfit—whose impressive Containing a Thousand EP landed via R&S in March—Dublin-based producer Ian McDonnell will drop his debut solo LP as Eomac next week via Berlin label Killekill. Before its upcoming release, the 11 contorted electronic hybrids which make up McDonnell's Spectre LP are streaming in full exclusively via XLR8R.
In truth, Spectre is hard to pin down in terms of genre. The opening "SU Riddim" presents a twisted interpretation of UKG, "Shell of Dark" pins fragile melodies and mechanical techno rhythms beneath heavy sheets of noise, and both "Forest" and "Mika Riddim" appear startlingly icy despite boasting an array of burnt textures. McDonnell's confidence and craftsmanship are what hold the long-player together—even when he's swimming in uncharted territory the Irish producer does not sound anywhere near out of his depth. Set to drop in vinyl form on May 12 (and in digital form the following week), Emoac's Spectre LP can be heard in its entirety below.
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