Neil Lord is the kind of artist that looks for some kind of spiritual release every time he composes a song. His work as Future Museums has always been based in the Krautrock/Komische/Berlin School fundamentals of music; building hazy, dense, and strikingly transcendent compositions that act as portals to quieter, contemplative headspaces. Whether as Future Museums, or collaborating in Single Lash or Thousand Foot Whale Claw, Lord is putting himself in the work. Call it immersive, call it all-in, but Lord never does something unless there’s emotional and spiritual intent behind it.
On his newest single, following “Leaving The Vessel” from April and the recently release “The Garden From Above” with Thousand Foot Whale Claw last month, Neil Lord takes Future Museums into the celestial light with the bubbly and free-floating “Rabbit in Passing”.
Where his previous work was more grounded in the New Age/Ambient aspect of Berlin School, here Lord goes for a more modular feel, bringing to mind Suzanne Ciani, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, and Simon Pott’s Isvisible Isinvisible. The bouncy, circuital waves cascade down like stars collapsing. The galactic feel of the track gives you the feeling of floating in space, or deep diving into your psyche as the hallucinogenics take hold in the sensory deprivation tank.
Neil Lord continues to push his craft with Future Museums. His work was some of the first I really connected with when I first discovered Holodeck Records. He was the portal into this amazing universe of artists and musical craft, and Lord continues to put me in a good place spiritually with his music. “Rabbit in Passing” is deep-diving, circuital bliss.
“Rabbit in Passing” is available now via Holodeck Records. Listen to it below, and then download it here.
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