Lachrin is releasing EP Críoch via Montreal and Mexico City’s Infinite Machine on October 25, with preview track ‘I XVIII X I III’ premiering on AQNB today. The Scottish producer has previously dropped recordings of his mournful electronic, orchestral and choral music compounds on Jerome Worldwide and London’s NYX Unchained.
This latest record is named after the Scottish word for ‘end’, and features a selection of tracks marked by a sequence of Roman numerals, like ‘V XVII IV VII II’, ‘III XVIII XII II III’ and ‘VI XIX I II I’. They each build from sideways string arrangements—reminiscent of composer Mica Levi‘s film scores—into full-blown drone and noise. Opener ‘I XVIII X I III’ also draws on these monumental shades and contrasts in mood and tone, as a weeping violin ensemble climbs up and out into dissonance and a thunderous wave of reverb and distortion to close.**