Hot on the heels of previous releases on Derestricted, TITDM and their own label Boudica, Samantha Togni makes her Lobster Theremin debut, reimaging club-focused sounds and rallying techno through their own dark and industrial lens.
Opening track ‘Gasoline’ wastes no time, with pulsating bass notes and sharp percussion carrying us along for the ride. As the first breakdown comes to a head Togni takes it up a gear, introducing rave-induced stabs that dance across the stereo spectrum. ‘Moon Child’ feels both raw and celestial, starting with breakbeats and reflective synths as acidic drones bubble in the background, before we’re dosed with an onslaught of 4/4 kick drums and warped snares.
‘My Gaze Is To The Infinite’ is vast and imposing - a result of pent up energy and frustration channeled into a flurry of intoxicating rhythms and futuristic melodies. ‘Disobedience’ follows suit, ringing out like a protest amplified by marching kick drums and bodily unrest; Samantha uses a strong vocal sample layered between coiling synths and rolling percussion, giving off huge anti-authoritrian energy.
released October 21, 2022
Production by Samantha Togni
Design by Abrazzive
Mastered at Ten Eight Seven
Pressed at Kuroneko