Seattle producer Lusine (Jeff McIlwain) has a sneak preview of his forthcoming Arterial EP ready for your hungry ears. The title track to that release, "Arterial" is one of Lusine's grittiest and funkiest tracks to date; it's a distant relative of Kraftwerk's levitational electro blueprint "Numbers." The sangfroid synth shivers contrast enticingly with the sinewy, clap-intensive beats, and there's lots of space between the slaps to pop and lock. As usual with Lusine, the well-crafted melody wafts with a subtle beauty and melancholy.
Ghostly International releases Arterial Aug. 5.