Lump200 – “Cex” (feat. Els Vandeweyer)


First catching our ears with the creatively eclectic and atmospheric single “Kryptomarch” in December, Berlin-based artist Lump200 again struts a brilliantly unpredictable appeal with “Cex.” Featuring Els Vandeweyer on prepared vibraphone, “Cex” proves enjoyably unsettling with its flashing vocal samples, marimba-like trickling, and buzzing synth effects.

Wordless vocal expressions and enveloping, spacey synth resonance casts ample intrigue to start. A thumping percussive escalation and murky textures round the first minute turn, as the trickling keys emerge with a wintry enigma. A gargling ambience kickstarts the final minute, where the creaky percussion and spacey synths converge for a final, stimulating atmospheric presentation. “Cex” is another surefire success from Lump200.

“Cex” represents the third and final single from Lump200’s newly released album, Isles of You:

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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