Listening to Science, the debut album by producer DLX (Doctor Lazarus X) marks the first full-length LP featured on the Los Angeles label SMOG. A precisely scored front-to-back listening experience, the release represents years of solid studio work from DLX and is beautifully mastered by British drum and bass artist Mark Caro (Technical Itch). Given its full spectrum of styles, Listening to Science radiates to a wide variety of artists – winning airplay and support from Mary Anne Hobbs, Noah D, Atlantic Connection, and Matty G.
Referred to as the “mad scientist of drum arrangements”, DLX melds his signature editing style heard on previous releases (Steps in Time, Rogue Dubs, Savory Audio) with a fresh twist for the debut album. Presenting timeless ambient synthscapes and a harmonious contrast of daydreams and exhilarating rhythms, the LP offers tracks for both the dance crowd and the seasoned solitary listener. A recent praise in Knowledge Magazine considers Listening to Science “his most complete piece of work yet”. SMOG is thrilled to present this paragon of work by one of their founding artists.
CAT#: SMOG 001LP
“Listening to Science”
1. Cat Tranquilizers
2. Operating Room
3. Modern Man
4. Bone Saw
5. Rapid Ear Movement
6. Losing Her
7. Detuning Wet Metal Instruments
9. Sound Hole
From Knowledge Magazine Essential 10 Bass Music Releases Aug 2011:
DLX – Listening To Science (Smog)
Having cutting his teeth with releases on Rogue Dubs, Betamorph and FoulPlay amongst others, LA via North Carolina producer steps up to the LA-based Smog imprint for his debut album Listening To Science. A more considered and cinematic sound than previous releases, the eleven-track album is his most complete piece of work yet. Brooding ambient opener Synchrotron sets the tone slipping languorously into the beautifully reflective Cat Tranquilizers. From there the album spreads its wings, flying through the lurching, break driven Operating Room, the junglist rhythms and dystopian soundscapes of Bone Saw and the swirling atmospheres and shifting tones of Hologram. Delicate closer Sound Hole rounds off the album nicely, completing a well-constructed and visceral journey through DLX’s productions