LTO – Daear – Digi CD
Based in Bristol, LTO first made waves as part of mysterious electronic collective Old Apparatus. As a solo producer, LTO has since attracted attention with three albums.
LTO’s ambition to create ever more ambiguous and far-reaching sonic environments, whilst retaining something of the familiar and physical, have led him to take inspiration from imagined landscapes of the folklore of his Welsh ancestry and of the planet Mars. Both images of enchanted forests battling enraged giants from the underworld and unimaginably hostile planetary events guide this work of great magnitude.
In ‘Daear’, LTO explores an expansive sound pallet of swelling synths and noise, ambiguous string instruments, thunderous percussion, unearthly voices and his signature sound the piano, mostly processed beyond recognition. The result is a mysterious and deeply textured journey that could be set in both the distant past and uncertain future, on this planet or beyond.
Praise about LTO:
“haunting and comforting in equal measure. 4/5″ – MOJO
“like memory preserved in nostalgic aspic” – The Independent
“a beautiful collection that stands tall alongside the work of his contemporaries” – XLR8R
“Blurring the lines between the organic and machine-made… Takes nebulous sounds and crashes them with the clatter of machine rhythms… Brilliant.” – Hyponik
“An adventurous blend of hues grey and dark…Staggeringly rich.” – FACT
“Another great album by a real talent hugely deserving of even more attention. Remarkable. 9/10” – God is in the TV