Third Album from Lusine in February

POP & EXPERIMENTAL SIDES OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC MERGE ON THE WAITING ROOM, OUT 2/19/13 ON GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL

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Seattle-based producer Jeff McIlwain’s work has long inhabited the fertile border zone between electronic pop and experimental electronic music— it’s a place that’s home to music that has both a brain and a heart, and McIlwain’s been exploring its boundaries for the best part of a decade now. He recently announced the arrival of The Waiting Room, his third full-length under the moniker Lusine, for a February 19th release on Ghostly International (his first album since 2009’s A Certain Distance).

As with all McIlwain’s work as Lusine, The Waiting Room is a record that’s characterized by both diversity and coherency. Its other tracks traverse a variety of sonic landscapes as well, from the widescreen atmospherics of appropriately-titled opening track “Panoramic” through the digital soul arrangement of Electronic’s “Get the Message” and the club-friendly bounce of “First Call” to the slow-building Detroit-inflected closer “February”.

As a whole, this is an album that’s both cerebral and visceral, a record that’s both rewarding of a serious headphone session and also warm and melodic enough to make listening as engaging in an emotional sense as it is in an intellectual one. Many artists flirt with these two extremities of electronic music; few tie them together as well as McIlwain does.