If you’re an up-and-coming producer whose debut release is commanding the attention of Roman Flügel, Mano Le Tough and Bicep, it’s safe to say you’re doing something right. Hailing from Belfast, LOR is doing just that; his focus on hypnotic melodies and subtle experimentation gaining support from big names across the world of techno and underground electronica.
LOR’s aforementioned debut release is in fact a 3-track set of remixes, on which the Irishman puts his spin on tracks from three very different musical heavyweights: Derrick Carter, Arthur Russell and Kraftwerk – the latter of which particularly peaked interests here at DT. Adapting the pioneering German band’s distinctive sound to fit a more danceable framework, LOR crafts a haunting slice of techno that proves infinitely more exciting than the original to ears spoilt by the current sea of forward-thinking electronica.
Accompanying each track is a video also created by LOR. The producer has a penchant for building complex patterns from simple computer code, so he’s knocked up entrancing clips that look halfway between MS-DOS and a Spirograph set.
Check out the video to ‘It’s More Fun To Compute (LOR Resynthesis)’ below and if you’re a SoundCloud fiend don’t forget to give it a like here too. It’s rumoured that those canny folk over at Get Physical – and a host of other esteemed imprints – have already asked to hear some original material from LOR, so to keep up-to-date with this hotly-tipped talent, head over to his Twitter and SoundCloud.