Luo, comprised of Josh Trinnaman and Barney Sage, have a sound which lies on the fringes of electronic and organic music, merging the two worlds to create a fusion of celestial, energetic and off-kilter yet accessible music. Having met whilst touring together in 2017, the two bonded over their mutual love for certain artists, predominantly in the electronic and rock music genres and quickly realised that each of their compositional and conceptual approaches to making music would work well together. Following this, and despite being 150 miles apart, they started to send each other ideas over social media and to develop the latest iteration of Luo.
Eldritch Rhythm is the first single from experimental production pair’s new album ‘Unspoken’, they’ve also dropped a live session performance featuring Adam Znaidi of The Physics House Band on bass. A blistering and rhythmically-charged instrumental piece packed full of performance panache with highly technical musicianship on display in an atmospherically shot live video.
Focusing on a blend of the duo’s eclectic influences, the album explores the combination of a variety of ideas, textures and grooves from a number of genres in an electronic music context including energetic experimental rock, IDM, and UK Bass influences.
The album takes its name from the instrumental nature of the music, as well as the nature of how it was written – with the pair working on it independently (due to living in separate cities) by combining ideas and recordings sent back and forth using file transfer services exclusively, with the two not coming face to face during the writing process.
Watch the live session of Eldritch Rhythm (feat. Adam Znaidi) below