Published Nov 26, 2008Last year I featured a Munich-based label called Permanent Vacation and its second titular comp, which showcased its wide range of talent, as well as remixes by and of Junior Boys, Holy Ghost!, Hot Chip, Glass Candy and oddly, Stephen Malkmus. What's most impressive is that flagship act Kathy Diamond, whose Miss Diamond to You LP was a highlight of 2007, wasn't even needed. That's saying something.
Well, I've just discovered the label's next proud moment: "Iridium" by Belgium's Lullabies in the Dark. Formed astonishingly just last year by Vito De Luca (Aeroplane) and Jim Adam, LITD is the combination of two producers with many different musical tastes. Earlier this year they released the gorgeous "Song for Marie and Elise," which married a delicate acoustic guitar arrangement with percussive laptop clicks, live drumming and scene-stealing electric guitar licks.
"Iridium" follows a similar path, using those ingredients once again but with a much different effect. Also incorporating a bold yet soothing orchestral track and reverberating organs, this time De Luca and Adam forgo the meek laptop-isms for a full-on house beat charged with vitalizing Balearic bongos. It's an uplifter for sure, building up to the climax, which explodes with the electric guitar finally making its cameo for one scorching psych solo.
The twelve-inch also comes backed with a Superpitcher remix of the track.
Lullabies in the Dark "Iridium"