Translate is the first solo artist album in six years from Norfolk synthesizer specialist Luke Abbott: a strikingly direct and assured return to the solo music-making game following a productive diversion into live improvisation with his experimental jazz trio Szun Waves. At times dark and ominous, others bright and welcoming, these eleven electronic vignettes form a dramatic and undeniably cinematic body of work which functions as a fitting widescreen soundtrack to our new now. The lumbering rhythms, strident synths and distinctive touchstones of Translate represent a musical reconciliation with the directness of the wave-making rolling synth-kraut of Abbott’s forthright debut Holkham Drones. Newly-reinvigorated and with a new sense of musical purpose, this is Luke Abbott’s sound fully realised and never so sure of itself.

Luke Abbott - Translate LP Released 20/11/20

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