Lunice is a Canadian producer who, with Hudson Mohawke, created TNGHT. They helped produce Kanye West’s “Blood On The Leaves” and have released one EP. I first heard of him through Rockie Fresh’s track “Superman OG,” this eventually lead me to TNGHT and now finally back around to Lunice himself. One thing that I noticed about TNGHT was the lack of heavy bass, compared to drill and trap music. It is especially noticeable on Lunice’s new EP “180” where only one of the tracks has any bass besides the kick.
“180” starts off with “Burnt” an atmospheric and percussion laden track, that has many parts to it. Sonically it is varied and mostly interesting, I think the choir sound on the record is not used enough. “All Clear” is next and thankfully this one features more bass than any other song on the EP. Though the rest of the song is kind of forgettable, the melodic parts are really not anything interesting. Mostly four notes arpeggiated up and down at different speeds.
“Nite Bells” is the most interesting of the songs melodically, the bells and the synths that play the melodic parts sound fantastic. I especially like the breakdown section about a minute and 40 seconds in. the drawback to this song is the boring rhythmic section, compared to other tracks it is not fleshed out. “Dial” is the final track and is probably the most boring track on this record, it unlike the rest of the tracks does not change up much throughout its entirety. The melodic and rhythmic sides both fall flat, with standard sounding patterns.
I was kind of let down by this EP, I did not think the rhythmic sections even when detailed were interesting. The melodic parts were not varied and developed enough for my personal taste. Most likely all of this was due to the fact that most of these tracks were made before 2012. Hopefully the next EP will be more modern and fleshed out.
by Addison Garry (@addisonagarry)