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Lost Idol - A Sorrowful Thing

Lost Idol

A Sorrowful Thing


Released: 25th January 2010 | 2 track downtempo single
James Dean, producer & man behind the Cookshop record label, steps out from the shadows to don his Lost Idol alias & bring us the first single taken from his forthcoming lp 'Brave The Elements'. It has been quite a wait since 2006's critically acclaimed 'Utters From A Cluttered Mind', however Lost Idol has spent this time carefully developing a sound that moves away from the psychedelic songcraft of his debut & into a predominantly instrumental oeuvre that reflects his love for electronica, ambient, krautrock, soundscapes & beyond. 'A Sorrowful Thing' is a beautifully understated lament featuring Lost Idol's hushed voice accompanied by clipped beats & atmospherics, a song that successfully combines his love of electronica with an emotive & human touch which is often lacking in much of the electronic-based music of today. Norway's Implosion Quintet turns in an equally impressive remix, completely rebuilding the song around the vocals using all manner of plucked acoustic instruments & stripping away the electronics to give it a lo-fi contemporary folk twist. Lost Idol successfully blurs the distinction between organics & synthetics – Mojo the melancholic streak that runs through his music reveals much of himself - Clash strange but beautiful – Notion a great mix of digital & acoustic styles – The Skinny