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New Erik Luebs: Absolute Presence

Under the name Magical Mistakes, Erik Luebs has explored a lot of different themes. He’s zoomed in on nature, creating albums in tune with (and featuring samples of) the physical world around him, and the recently released Cracks In The Surface looked at the process of losing connection with those near you. His latest album Absolute Presence — released under his own name through Project Mooncircle — goes a bit deeper, as it is about “experiencing a significant transformative state from which one can either come back to the physical world, or fade into death.” Luebs matches this mood with his most outright techno release to date, a shuffling collection that is as physical as it is mental, to my ears evoking a more active take on what Boards Of Canada used to do. Listen above, or get it here.