On their second EP for Blueprint in 2012, Torann, their incredible range manifests in unpredictability. Like a techno-centric Mount Kimbie or darker-hewed Mouse on Mars, Lakker brings a tangibility and playfulness to machine music that makes you wonder what sounds are coming next.
For the most part, though, the Torann EP has enough of a regular pulse to keep you moving the way a Blueprint release should. Opener "Summer Rains" sounds like an acid tune that lost its way (or was willfully led astray) on a cold, damp night. You'd expect something equally ambient to follow, but "Mustard Crying"--woozily rhythmic and packed to the gills with misfired zaps--couldn't come as more of a shock. Much of "CIAR" sounds like James Ruskin played through shredded laptop speakers. The aptly titled "Static & Amp," meanwhile, may have been composed to the tune a roommate was humming in the shower. With one last blissful malfunction in the form of "One Note," Lakker solidify their racket as one to listen out for.