Published Feb 09, 2016After a three-year hiatus, Lone's Magicwire label is enjoying a revival with the release of Lance Neptune's Animal Eclipse EP. Neptune approached Lone on one of his U.S. tours with a demo, and the rest of the story tells itself.
It's no surprise the two hit it off; Animal Eclipse complements Lone's sound nicely that it would be entirely reasonable to assume it a side project of the Magicwire owner. The EP is a perfect fit for the label, with its spatial harmonics and percussive breaks (its four substantial tracks are sandwiched between two glitter-bombed, ethereal bookends), and while the tracks do suffer a touch from a marked similarity, a closer listen reveals subtle distinguishing traits throughout. "Golden Inferno" is blasted with psychedelic synths and "N4" pulls in murky bass and a clipped vocal loop, while "Pyxis" is a sun-drenched track peppered with thick cuts of percussion to keep it grounded. All said, it's a stellar release, and the perfect choice for the return of Lone's label. (Magicwire)