Lucky Numbers: The Ghostly International EPs
- Artists Lusine
- Release Date 2010-03-16
- Label Ghostly International
- Catalog GI107
In many ways, Lusine is a prototypical Ghostly artist, deftly straddling the lines between Avant-Pop and SMM, dance music and ambient music, popular and experimental. Lucky Numbers surveys the faces of Lusine, including: 2003s Push EP, McIlwains inaugural release on Ghostly containing the producers trademark whip-smart programming and elegant sound design; 2005s Inside/Out EP, the follow-up to Lusines full-length debut Serial Hodgepodge and a showcase for his more dancefloor-friendly side; and 2006s Emerald EP, an unconventional ode to McIlwains hometown of Seattle featuring some of the producers steeliest, most pop-oriented work to date.
Lucky Numbers remaining tracks pull from Lusines equally vital past and present. McIlwain remixes himself in alternate versions of the sublime singles from 2009s A Certain Distance, Twilight and Two Dotsboth featuring Vilja Larjostos pristine vocalsand in an alternate take of haunted-house creeper Crowded Room; and unreleased tracks John Doe and Rubberbands (Dirty Mix) round out the collection. Lusines work may be hard to pigeonhole stylistically, but as a work of genre-defying art and floor-filling ingenuity, Lucky Numbers couldnt be easier on the ears.