Let me tell you about Lawrence Pearce. He’s the sort of person you want around in that sappy, half-drunk, post-holiday haze; the best kind of conversationalist, you know, a real dream-thinker. An enthusiast to the nth degree. When the twinkle lights stop twinkling and the champagne’s almost gone and 2011 comes crashing to a close like so many freeway accidents, Lawrence is the one most likely to hang out with you ‘til 4am, waxing all excited about Sixth June and Reality Bites. Truth.
But that’s not the thing. His project Nové Můra is the thing, this crunchy-hot electronic work that radiates the energy of both modern LA and 80s minimal synth, the cling-clang of metallic industrial, a mess of wires and sci-fi chimera. And lest you think that last paragraph bore zero relevance, take a listen: Lawrence’s exuberance comes barreling out of Nové Můra in great puffs of sonic enthusiasm. Music that’s exciting to hear because you can feel how excited the musician was to make it.
So here, in this last Sounds From the Other Side of 2011, I beg you: Cozy up with the aforementioned post-holiday haze, grab one last drink, turn off the lights and let this sci-fi fantasy drag you away. It’s the sound of 2012, or 3012, or 4235. And Lawrence will be totally happy to show you around.