Lomea – Votive
Votive means offered or consecrated in fulfilment of a vow. As with so many English words, it has its origins in Latin from votivus, coming from votum (therefore sharing a root with vote). The original sense was ‘expressing a desire.’ What desire does Lomea have with Votive? To dance, it would seem. The track is a great piece of electronica with restless feet. A series of synth lines interplay with themselves and your emotions. The beats are set quite far back but have enough underlying appeal for the dance floor. The is especially so when the buzzing bass comes in at 3 mins.
And if you can bear a little more derivations before the tune, Lomea meaning ‘Low Island’ – is the legendary lost island off the Kent coast that is supposedly marked today by the Goodwin Sands.
oh, and yes this is a repost because I forgot to include the soundcloud link first time around or as D sarcastically put it “I’m sorry, I know I’m very dim and shockingly backward when it comes to technology but I can’t find the tune. Is it there? Or is this some kind of experimental make-up-your-own-tune-from-the-description-provided thing you’ve decided to try out?”
Blurb: American composer Ryan Claus creates a solo side project that focuses on the power of instrumental beats and it’s heart-felt effect on people. From harmonically rich samples to technically complex rhythms the music is crafted to inspire visions and spark voyages. Lomea takes inspiration from artists as diverse as Amon Tobin, Steve Reich, Clark, Trentemøller, Opeth, The Field, Jon Hopkins, The Cinematic Orchestra and Sigur Rós. Votive kicks in with a grounded, bassy and upbeat Techno approach making use of analogue drum synthesis and found-sound percussion.