Lyle (aka Max Campbell) is releasing his Bathing EP via London’s Morning Routine on July 10, with a preview track ‘Laconics’, premiering on AQNB today. The London-based producer, performer and musician has collaborated with Oakland’s Club Chai co-founder FOOZOOL, as well as Nabihah Iqbal (fka Throwing Shade) who appears alongside Lyle live band member Don Sinini on the record.
The EP is a bizarre mix of cross-genre exploration, whether it’s in the drum machine-heavy melodic piano number of title-track ‘Bathing’ echoing the experimental art rock of Radiohead or the Auto-Tune scat reminiscent of an artist like Gaika in ‘Tell Me I’m Crazy’. ‘Laconics’, on the other hand, does what its title promises, keeping it short and sweet with a moaning vocal number that’s also heavy on the pitch-shifting and filters in a one-and-a-half minute closer.**