Lucien -n- Luciano

“Cuidad De Luz”

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Luciano must be feeling generous. Fresh off his premiere release for Cadenza’s new digital label Cadenza Lab, featuring the long, languid “La Nuve” and “Amael Drama,” our Swiss-Chilean hero returns with a major double-pack for Cadenza proper, featuring four more remarkable tracks that capture his many versatile talents, from driving house tools to psychedelic anthems to bright, melodic, electronica. Making the release even more significant is the fact that this is Luciano’s first release under his Lucien-N-Luciano alias since 2004. There’s no doubt that lucky Lucien is on a roll. (Put together, the two EPs add up to 79 minutes music-that’s more than most albums!)"Somewhere We’ve Got” is a wide-eyed frolic set to a loping beat and snares that crumple like paper bags. Rhodes and organ walk through the bluesy changes, and the high end moves like a flock of butterflies across numerous, flashing leads. Almost eight minutes long it’s the perfect breather, perfect for twisting up the vibe of any set.Despite its unassuming title, “House Tool’s House” is an anthem by any other name, with rich chords straddling fifths on the scale, and disembodied female vocals taking the lead; modal glockenspiel melodies and intricately swung Latin percussion lend sparkle and motion. The whoe thing is one long, sustained climax, a plateau of endless grace. At nearly 17 minutes long, “Behinf My Soul” is the longest track here, and it’s also the darkest. Darkly EQ’d hand percussion sets the scene with claustrophobic, rain-forest vibes; thundering tympani and wave upon wave of distant bells only reinforce the feeling that the sky is splitting wide open. The first half sucks you in; the second wraps you up in haunted organ solo. By the end, as though flushed of toxins, you feel reborn.Finally, “Melodrama” marks a rare return to Luciano’s very earliest sound, with the kind of skittering micro-rhythms and jewel-toned melodies familiar from his Live at Weetamix CD. The title doesn’t lie, as Luciano

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Jamie Jones (Crosstown Rebels,: A1 here is amazing. very special record. Im also into b2, very nice double pack. Will be playing for sure!! cheers.


Sascha Dive (Deep Vibes): Behind my Soul is the One for Me!


Sebo K (Mobilee): great ep! full support!


Tobi Neumann (Cocoon): “for me the best luciano - tracks in a long time. i play & love all of them. "house tool‘s house" is a masterpiece. i played it last weekend and the reactions where amazing. full support for this release! gracias por musica! T


Federico Molinari (Oslo) : Luciano is back... nice ep


Woody (Fumakilla) :  great, love it!!!


Raresh (Arpiar): Very very good release !! i will definetly play it !


Mathias Kaden (Vakant): Very interesting package from lucien!i think behind my soul is behind my soul;-))!!i really like the harmonics in melodrama...good peace of music!!thanks


Trax - Benoit: Nice come-back !!!


Radio Slave (rekids): All sounding great..gonna digest tonight ! will get back asap


Seth Troxler (Spectral): Luciano as always in top fourm, molodrama such a classic ode to detroit techno. beautiful song writing all around


Ibiza Voice - Jean Louis: cool ep !!! will review


Carten Klemann: HE'S BACK!!! Finally!!! AMAZING RECORD!!


Anthony Collins: Oh yes i really love this ep !!!!


Vincent Lemieux (Musique Risquée): Ciboire c'est fort c'est p'tites tounes . C' t'aussi bon qu'une toast au beurre d'érable avec du fromage en crotte par dessus. Mets-ca dans ta pipe pis fume-le.


Frank Roger (Real Tone): behid my soul is an excellent tool to drive another track with , suspense is inside, house tool is dope aswell will rock both of them :-) thxx


Riva Starr: Bangers! will chart and play em out x


Sasha Dive (Deep Vibes): Behind my Soul is the One for Me. Please send em Vinyl!


Ryan Crosson: Way to bring the electronic back. behind my soul and somewhere we got are my fav's.


Mendo (Cadenza): I had already loved the " Behind My Soul" in the Luciano's studio !! All samples are amazing and the acoustic stereo is just perfect ! Big Work ;-)


dOP: the ep is excellent !!!! All tracks, i have a special favor for Behind my soul..but the music here don't sound like everything release at the moment. Music with character.


Francisco Allendes (Cadenza): Behind My Soul is awesome!


Posivision - Nori: Pure-minded groove, feel relax! All trax are awesome, best for coming over the summer.


de:bug - Bleed: Review to follow !!!


D'Julz (Bass Culture): Behind my Soul abnd house tools are brilliant


Ralph Lawson (2020Vision): Behind my soul is very interesting.....


Marco Carola (Minus): Go Luciano !!!


Radio France Inter - C. Metreau: Great new one !


Cesar Merveille (Cadenza): 2nd dld thanks!


Groove - Heiko: sounds good !


Ernesto Ferreyra (Cadenza): Just Amazing!


Shinedoe (intacto): Nice experimental dancefloor pack and cool to listen to. I will play out behind my soul, nice sounds, cool tool, love melodrama as well


Tobi Neumann (Cocoon): great tunes! behind my soul is phantastic!!! house tool's house and melodrama also. i will order the vinyl for sure. full support..


Markus Fix (Cecile): my fav is house tools, perfect for djing....


Alexkid: The tools are right on for me!


Michel Cleis (Cadenza): Luci and Reboot ! great music as usual! can't wait to play them.


Mixmag - Craig: Hey guys, will review on the house page of the june issue of mixmag, which comes out mid may


Brothers' Vibe (Mixx Records): Amazing works...


Gavin Herlihy (Cadenza): A nice and overdue welcome back for the LnL moniker! Love the tension of Behind My Soul and House Tool's House especially. Thanks


Tedd Patterson: beautiful. quite a treat. thanks.


Fresh Meat / Berlin Mitte Ins: “Very experimental album, very bold to release that. Good sounds, nice ideas. But wont have too many possibilies to play it out. The few ones will def me used! Will of course present it on the radio, thank you !”




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