No Sometimes Yes from Luca Draccar
Ambient sounds and pulsating rhythms are the name of the game with Italian DJ Luca Draccar . There is an edge of mystery and solitude to the music that seems to emanate from the soul of its creator. The new 4 song EP is another title in the catalog of the Lush Point Record label. Running nearly forty minutes one could make the case that it is almost a full-length release.
Alternately a surrealist’s ultimate neo-dystopian soundtrack coupled with an odd aptitude for good synth patches and loops you get the overriding vibe of tension sublimated throughout all the songs. There is a push-pull element to this music that gives the listener the feeling that the Luca Draccar is a man fighting battles on many fronts. The battles he is winning on the release is the creative ones. Songs like Simply Complicated are a reflection of this artist’s way of looking at the world. From the inside out, the music shoots around like sparks from a car muffler being dragged on the ground. Contradictions and conclusions seem to be agreed upon and discarded as easily as a feather drops from a flying phoenix to close to the sun.
The EP is entitled No Sometimes Yes. That theme seems to be the overriding sentiment from this collection. You can feel that, especially on the track Loversive. The wordplay on the title itself is worth the nod of admiration, but following that up with a subversive feel from the music itself shows the depth of artistry at play here with Luca Draccar. The Italian native (by way of Berlin), is now residing in the United States in the DJ Mecca of the universe called Los Angeles. He will be a welcome addition to a town that has seen their fair share of expatriate DJs and he will be spinning these dark emotions soon in a venue near you, my Angelino’s. Well done and dark, he and the music should fit the film noir L.A. we see from films.