Alec Storey has been having a fantastic couple of years in terms of his output, collaborative releases with his trusted chap Appleblim on R&S, an EP on the rhythmic powerhouse Nervous Horizon, and another trip towards his home label of Houndstooth. Now Second Storey is back with an album on Houndstooth, entitled “Lucid Locations“, a collection of irrevocably personal productions that were written between his movements between Suffolk and London, all whilst Fabric was closing down and Brexit had become a reality.
Winding down paths that explored breakbeat, electro, IDM and techno Lucid Locations is surely one of the most expansive releases on Houndstooth to date, for any listeners wanting to sink their teeth into some far-reaching and familiar at the same time, this is something to definitely check out come its release on 25th August 2017.
When we heard the record, we thought of “Barrel Roll” as a perfect entry point for a premiere, not only because it captures the essence of Second Storey as a project in 2017 (as well as his growth from the excellent Al Tourettes releases) but also emphasizes the perseverance and poise that Storey carries over from his personal life into the tracks that he creates. Keep on, carry on, and rave until the lights come on.
Lucid Locations is scheduled for release 25th August 2017, order a copy from Bandcamp.
1. Moesha Moved To Margate 05:30
2. Manhattan to Moscow
4. Offbeat World
5. Ajunlei 8
6. Acute Angles
7. Wherever You May Be
8. No Such Location
9. Barrel Roll
10. Dartmoor Four