Highlighted as a label on the rise during our recent Labels We Love series, the young Lobster Theremin imprint will issue its first full-length effort later this week. Ahead of its release, the forthcoming double-LP from Chicago Jim can now be streamed in full.
A native of Chicago (and a current resident of the city), Chicago Jim—who has also operated under the name Space Jim—actually recorded his 11-track album while living in Vancouver, where he is said to have been studying and working in Forestry while also rubbing elbows with other like-minded dance music DJs and producers in the city's burgeoning house scene. Recorded just before Chicago Jim relocated to his hometown, the 11-track LP is said to have been laid down directly to cassette tape using an arsenal of hardware that included an 808, 707, 202, Juno 106, MPC 2000, and MicroKorg. "It sounds a little busted," the artist himself explains in a press release, "but I like it that way."
Originally released as a limited cassette via Pretty All Right, the record has been remastered and pressed onto a 2x12" vinyl package in order to serve as Lobster Theremin's inaugural long-player. Oozing with gritty synth lines, crunchy percussion, and boundless hardware textures, the Chicago Jim LP can be streamed in its entirety below before the record sees an official release on October 30.