Lamplighter (aka Robin Legge) is an Edinburgh based musician/producer, with an album of instrumental, electronic hip-hop out next week. I’m already horribly out of my depth and I’ve not even started reviewing the album, All Is Vanity, yet. Settle in and laugh as I now try to write more than just “I liked this” over and over.
All Is Vanity also reminds me of a few things that I really like too. There’s a few songs that bring to mind the production on the first Wu Tang Clan album, for example. Just little things, the way things sound interesting, a bit off kilter and not quite what you expect.
Another thing the album puts me in mind of is a John Carpenter score. Much of the album has similar use of atmosphere and hooks, and a somewhat retro, lo-fi vibe to it, that you can find in Carpenter’s music.