Lapsus Music is proud to announce the arrival of one of its most important releases so far: Lunation, the brand new second studio album from German pair Luna City Express. Due for release on November 18th 2016, it features 17 tracks of high grade house, disco, downtempo and tech as well as plenty of guest appearances. It plays out like a party in the cosmos and is hugely absorbing from start to finish.
Since 2005, the duo of Marco Resmann and Norman Weber have been turning out definitive club cuts on labels like Moon Harbour and their own Luna City Lab. Known for being inventive and consistent, the Berlin based duo have played all over the world from Circo Loco at DC10 in Ibiza to Watergate Berlin via many places in North and South America, Japan and Australia. Their sound is loosely based in house music but takes it cues and styles for a wide sphere of influence as this new album proves. Kicking off with 'Man on the Moon' the album immediately takes you to another planet with some floating and slow motion hip hop atmospheres. From there things pick up with Victims of the Funk featuring Ominous & DoMi, which is a rubbery house cut with great little guitar riffs and steamy vocals. Cuts like Do It, D.I.Y.A. featuring Aaron Palmer and Travelling feat Philomena prove how many different styles Luna City Express are experts at: they are full of character and warm grooves and range from deep house and moody to broken beat and beautifully jazz. Picking up through the likes of the spacious tech grooves of Motherland and classic tinged jack sounds of DJ Dynamite again featuring Aaron Palmer, the album plays out like a well balanced set with many peaks and troughs. The second half has more stoned hip hop (Downtown Berlin feat Flowing) some gorgeous pianos and loose house drums (Welcome Back) and even some darker drum & bass moments. Tracks like Monkey City and Feel featuring Desney Bailey's emotive vocals prove the pair can go slow and still make a big impact, whilst Smoking Bull featuring Matthias Staller and is a bouncy, playful track full of feel good chords and brilliant piano melodies. Closing on the magically atmospheric title track, the LP leaves you hanging in deepest space.
This is a fantastic full length statement that takes you on a real trip and proves Luna City Express have plenty of ideas and more than enough skills to pull them off.