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LISTEN: Lakker - Oktavis
James Benge , April 22nd, 2015 14:35

Another Tundra track comes in from the cold

Ace Ireland-via-Berlin duo Lakker are set to release their new album Tundra next month, and they've just unveiled another taster in the form of 'Oktavis'. Give that a play above.

The album, the duo's second, following 2007's Ruido, will be released by R&S Records, who also issued last year's superb 12"s Containing A Thousand and Mountain Divide EP. Ian McDonnell and Dara Smith have said that Tundra was inspired by the likes of No U-Turn Records, Merzbow and early Human League, with Smith adding: "We've always been interested in voices that sound like synths and synths that sound like voices [...] Also the atmosphere and feeling you get around the ocean, wind and storms has always been an influence. Both the unpredictability and the potential. Constructive and destructive forces. Parallels can be found in the chaos and saturation of the digital age and the faceless algorithms that surround us." Get hold of the album on May 11, and read our interview with McDonnell under his Eomac guise here.