Following their debut NYC live show this past April 5 at The Bunker @ Public Assembly, the duo’s new full-length album You’ll Be Safe Forever on Editions Mego (UK) is now streaming on XLR8R prior to its April 16 release date.
The two Locust band mates Mark Van Hoen and Louis Sherman have accomplished the melding of 50 years of electronic musical history in a beautifully crafted album, with sounds evoking memories of early electronic icons like Delia Derbyshire, through to Tangerine Dream, Eno, Throbbing Gristle, LFO and beyond. The record combines ’80s industrial techno, the spoken word of underground disco, cosmic synth lines, and ambient distorted dream vocals combined with rhythmic looping drums.
The album showcases prime examples of Van Hoen’s compulsively hypnotic beats and abstracted pop vocals—already hallmarks of his collected work since 1993 both in his own music and with collaborators Seefeel, Slowdive & Scala to weave a unique sonic tapestry, as inviting as it is intricate. Paired with Sherman’s evocative synthesizer improvisations—an immediately visceral element new to Locust—this new partnership has crafted a shattered landscape that bridges two perspectives of progressive movement in electronic music under a single name. “
Read more about the new Locust album here.
Catch Locust on May 1st live at 285 Kent in Brooklyn, NY performing with a surprise guest in celebration of their record release.