The new LP follows his 2015 debut, No Pasa Nada—which also inaugurated Injazero—with a poignant collection of tracks that bury themselves deep within the listener. Like its predecessor, Storybook features all of LTO's hallmarks, namely tense soundscapes, haunting sound design, and eerie textures; although, this time, he injects delicate melodies and a tenderness that flows throughout the album. With the combination of electronic and organic sounds and haunting piano compositions, LTO's work brings to mind that of Nils Frahm and Ben Lukas Boysen; and with Storybook, he's crafted a beautiful collection that stands tall alongside the work of his contemporaries.
Storybook drops on Friday on 180g vinyl and digital and can be pre-ordered here.
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