Just got an amazing EP “Microbits” from a young talent from Buenos Aires named Luke Neck. This 5 track EP is a sonic adventure stretching the limits of sound and composition. It will grab you from the first second and take you away into a world of high tech sounds and crunchy guitar. Luke’s style is quite unique and interesting. I love this sort of music, you never know what to expect and you can’t pin it into a category or style. Luke has a mixture of Talking Heads, RadioHead, Devo, and a very striking post modern futuristic style. I have a special place in my collection for albums and EPs and enjoy them immensely. Luke is quite a refined artist who knows no boundaries and has complete expressive freedom. Let’s dig into this magnificent treasure and you should pickup a copy now, yes now before you even listen, I promise you won’t regret it. Okay, you listened first, I understand… but you need to order the EP now… I will be upset if you don’t... This is how music evolves and Luke is one of a few pioneers who push the envelope. Okay, I got a bit upset… Let’s move on to the review…
Track 1 “Hey Noah” What a fantastic way to start off the EP. The computer generated music and the pulsating rhythm and Luke’s anguished voice is a terrifically exhilarating start to this piece of fine art.
Track 2 “Damuche” Rips off with grunge guitars and traditional instrumentation. Luke’s voice is spot on for this track. I researched Damuche on the web and got all sorts of things from a frozen yogurt store in Brazil, to a soccer player, to a slain student. I will have to check with Luke to find out but from the sound of the track it seems as though it is the latter.
Track 3 “Sin Sien” A fantastically developed track. Luke certainly has developed quite a distinctive and unique sound that is very addictive and gripping.
Track 4 “Mabel Y Mabel” A fast paced retro sounding track that reminds me of early 80s new wave. It is a very cool track and I can see youngsters between the age of 11 – 17 loving this track, actually the whole album has quite an appeal.
Track 5 “Algún Sue” translates into “Sue Some” not sure I follow the song but it is a nice mellow ending to a beautifully produced EP.
I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a break from formulaic music, this 5 track EP will provide ample musical expansion and allow you to explore a great musical style. Bravo Luke!