sfp03 Lokua “Water Rock”

audio preview (medium quality):
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We’ll make a departure from our familiar nordic landscape, across the Atlantic,
in order to welcome our new guest artist Lokua, all the way from Chicago, US.
With the album “Trails“, released last year on the Moment Sound netlabel,
Lokua displayed the versatility of his musical styles and fresh ideas.
“Water Rock” is more focused on the deeper ambient tones and textures,
here’s how the artist himself describes it:

“In comparison, Trails was like Summer, Water Rock is like Winter. The first
is a little more outwardly pleasing, one can enjoy it without effort. I think to
appreciate more ambient and experimental music one needs a certain level of
imagination. It takes some concentration to fully appreciate the entirety
of winter. What makes the cold unpleasant? How can I enjoy it? These are
the sort of questions I was asking myself when composing the selections on
Water Rock, only more music-techy like, how can these harsh unavoidable
audio clips be made pleasing? Or maybe it’s just that Water-Rock was made
in the winter, a time of introspection and isolation. In other words Trails
was more-so geared towards head-nod-factor, whereas Water Rock was
made by a fire while my toes defrosted.”


download the invidual tracks (high quality MP3):
01 “Water rock” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
02 “Nobodys fool” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
03 “Acheron” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
04 “Cold limbs” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
05 “Belle” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
06 “Snare ya” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
07 “While she slept” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]

Download the complete release in MP3 format, 70 MB zip file from:
[main site] [mirror] [archive.org]

Download the complete release in FLAC format, 162 MB zip file from:
[main site] [mirror] [archive.org]

Licensed under the Creative Commons 3.0 non-commercial license.

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