Ancient and modern with: Andrew Rothschild – Lokta #Electronica #Downtempo #Chill

The rather wonderful Andrew Rothschild is back with a new beautiful downtempo track, Lotka.

Andrew Rothschild is starting to rival Bonobo for the quality of his downtempo. He mixes electronics with folk and traditional instruments, as well as a dash of neo-classical. It’s a heady concoction. Lotka is, I think, a reference to Lotka paper made in Nepal and used by monasteries and the government for important texts. It is prized for its attractive texture, the durability and strength of its fibre and its resistance to insects.

This track manages to mix sacred and secular, old and new. There’s a timeless quality to the sounds. It mixes a slightly folktronica approach with wind chimes and what might be a kalimba. This is carefully pitched into the mix with electronic elements and slow moving beats to produce a heady yet meditative sound. The weight of the past offering solace to the present. Delightful downtempo track.

~ by acidted on September 2, 2020.

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