Lomea previews ‘Echoes in Bloom’ Album with new Single
Multi-instrumentalist producer, Lomea will be releasing the second single, entitled ‘Reach’ from ‘Echoes in Bloom’ via Here & Now Recordings.
Lomea is the experimental electronic project of composer, artist and sound designer Richard Keyworth.
Born on the outskirts of south London, he grew up with dreams of being a drummer and lived that dream out by fashioning a makeshift drum kit form whatever he could find around his home.
He had classical guitar training as a young boy, from which he moved on to electric guitar. In 2009, he graduated with a first class degree in Music Production from the University of Brighton.
Lomea cites a range of artists, both contemporary and legendary, who have served as inspiration over the years, from Jon Hopkins to Steve Reich. Other influences include Clark, Trentemøller, Opeth, The Field, The Cinematic Orchestra, Sigur Rós, Radiohead, Massive Attack, Jaga Jazzist. The sounds of alt-rock, trip-hop, dream-pop, techno and ambient stylings permeate and intermix.
The album features ten full instrumental songs, complex compositions with enough space to breath. We premiere ‘Reach’ of the album today – something different from us, but we were blown away by cascading acoustic guitars and infectious percussion, textured synths and off-kilter hits attacking from all angles all in an electronic track – we think you’re gonna love it too!
When speaking about the song, Lomea said, “This came about one afternoon almost accidentally. Originally there was going to be the tuned kick drum playing a ‘melodic’ bass line but I mis-dialled the pitch knob on the synth and it played a note I wasn’t expecting which threw the track onto a different course altogether. After that, all the big reverbed synth stuff came really naturally. There’s a lot packed into a short length with this track, one reason I’m really proud of it.”
‘Reach’ is released on 24th May and ‘Echoes in Bloom‘ is out on the 31st May.