Lanu - Dis-Information
Lanu - Dis-Information
(12") Tru Thoughts TRU119, 2007-02-05
Don't let the "Lanu, guitarist of the deep funk Australian outfit The Bamboos" tag fool you, his solo project is something else entirely, drenched into 21st century soul, broken beat, funk breaks and american jazz, appealing to both headphones and club spinning.
A-side presents "Dis-Information", a concerned reminder of the media lies revolving around some tight Moog bassline and Rhodes chords, in both extended an intrumental form. B-side starts with "Mother Earth", a broken-afro-latin soul number which sees Lance Ferguson (Lanu) teaming up with teammate Quantic and Stones Throw vocalist Aloe Blacc, pledging us to respect our home planet. The EP closes with "Don't Sleep (part 3)", a broken beat/soul jazz thing tainted with psychedelic alienish sounds.
This guy's talent and eclectism is once more proven and we're proud to announce that Lanu is preparing a mix of Australian grooves for our favorite funky podcast, ParisDJs.com - get your iPods ready!
A1. Dis-Information (12" Mix) MP3 sample
A2. Dis-Information (Instrumental) MP3 sample
B1. Mother Earth feat. Aloe Blacc & Quantic (LP Version) MP3 sample
B2. Mother Earth (Instrumental) MP3 sample
B3. Dont Sleep Pt 3 MP3 sample
myspace.com/lanumusic (Lanu is also member of The Bamboos)
Press Release :
The debut 12" release on Tru Thoughts by New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based producer Lanu (aka Lance Ferguson) marks a distinct departure from the raw, deep funk of his other project, The Bamboos.
Brimming with future soul and broken beat flavours, forward-thinking production and intuitive jazz sensibility, Lanu's sound has been informed and inspired by the digital rhythms of West London and Detroit.
Opener 'Dis-Information' is an uptempo discourse on the media build around a punchy Moog bassline, angular Rhodes chords and an insistent break. This extended 12" mix appears here in vocal and instrumental form.
On the flipside, 'Mother Earth' sees Lance team up with Quantic and vocalist Aloe Blacc for a broken Afro-beat workout that calls out for us to respect the planet or face the consequences. This track also appears in instrumental form.
Closing track, 'Don't Sleep (part 3)' is lifted from Lanu's debut LP, 'This Is My Home' [TRUCD121], which will be released in March 2007.
Exploring his passion for broken beat, hip hop, soul, house, jazz and Latin rhythms, Ferguson has drawn on his experience as an international DJ and performer to create an album with enough depth and versatility to work just as well on a decent set of headphones as it does on a club soundsystem.
The album also features guest appearances by keyboardist Simon Grey and New Zealand vocalist, Cherie Mathieson.