New Zealand-born artist Lucola Bang, or Luke Benge, has a brand new track out, and that's great news. "Snakes and Ladders" is absolutely gorgeous.
A prodigious pianist who grew up on a "strict diet of Christian music," Luke has since released music under the monikers Lucola Bang and Rohypnotise. A typsetter and graphic designer among other talents, he's also the man behind the infamous 2012 'hi-jacking' of Beat Magazine.
"Snakes and Ladders" is our first glance at upcoming EP What Of It. Evoking misty, sophisticated disco vibes, everything about this atmospheric track oozes with understated cool.
The driving bass glides along, slithering under the radar of each phrase. Meanwhile, the ambient synths and hypnotically repetitive melody are definitely 80s-inspired, but without any brash, fluorescent bravado.
The self-produced track was recorded in Melbourne, Australia, and engineered by Joshua Delaney (Rat & Co, SMILE). Keep an eye out for a forthcoming video clip directed by Rhys Mitchell (Client Liaison).