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Keysound present ‘Routes’, the debut album from London production trio LV. ‘Routes’ was written and recorded in intensive bursts over a 12 month period, and heavily features London vocalist Joshua Idehen, who first collaborated with LV on their 2010 Keysound 12” ‘38 EP’. The album picks up some of the themes set out in the EP - Idehen’s lyrics explore the euphoria and accompanying alienation in his relationship with the city via multiple fragmented journeys. Whereas on the ‘38 EP’ Idehen’s vocals were a focus throughout, here they are often twisted, processed and bent out of shape, assimilated or swallowed up by the sound. At other points Idehen’s performance takes centre stage as a conspiratorial witness, a ghostly accomplice, or a disarmingly frank guide through the metropolis. The music itself reflects the schizoid, unpredictable nature of these journeys, incorporating everything from restless pirate-radio rhythms to intimate twilight melancholia. ‘Routes’ is a remarkable album, characterised by freshness, wit, coherence, a sense of humour and intriguing narratives, both actual implied. LV is Will Horrocks, Simon Williams and Gerv Gordon, who have been making music together since meeting at university about 10 years ago. Between them they play a variety of instruments; they like dusty old synths and kept in perfect only-just-working-order. LV is, at the moment, a studio project not a traditional band but 'live' playing is still key to the sound - as is serendipity. Their first release as LV was the 'Globetrotting’ / ‘Takeover' 12” on Hyperdub in 2007. Although it was not something they were previously involved in, it positioned LV in the 'dubstep' scene – although they admit they don't see their music as belonging to any one genre. Since then they have released three further 12”s on Hyperdub, including last-year’s kwaito-funky dancefloor phenomenon ‘Boomslang’, and have also recorded for other influential labels including Hemlock, 2nd Drop, Ramp/Brainmath, and Soul Jazz.
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