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Miles: “Lustre” (Facets, Modern Love 2011)

This track from Miles Whittaker, perhaps better known as one half of experimental electronic duo Demdike Stare, included this dreamy number on his solo debut, just one of four solid tracks that show off his versatility as a producer and creator. Like those of Demdike Stare, many of Miles’ tracks have a dark shadow looming overhead, something ominous but not yet defined. The slow groove that develops makes “Lustre” one of my favorites of all of his cuts, splitting the difference between Demdike Stare’s more harrowing soundscapes and Modern Love cohort Andy Stott’s slow, deep jams.