Bastet is the second album of LCC (Ana Quiroga and Uge Pañeda).
Bastet is a ritual study gliding the path from the rites of the ancient to the realm of the modern. Bastet is the name of the ancient Egyptian goddess closely linked to music and female power who coerced humans to entertain her in order to keep her untamed animalistic side in check. Whilst absorbing this legend the second LCC release presents itself as a vast canvas of ritual, restraint and spacious sonorities. Stark and unnerving Bastet is not reliant on pure electronics as abstract theatre but rather utilises these tools to conjure a world circling the spheres and planes of symbolic human activity.
Recorded throughout 2016 among residencies at the legendary studios EMS of Stockholm, the Inter Arts Center of Malmö and their own studio in Gijón, Bastet is a rich experience: cryptic, visionary and utterly compelling. 8 tracks laying forth a deep listening journey into the netherworlds of human experience, movement, ritual and space.
released June 16, 2017
Written and produced by LCC
Mastered and cut by Mike Grinser at D&M Berlin, 2017
Recorded and edited at EMS Stockholm, IAC Malmö and Gijón, 2016
Additional field recordings courtesy by Marcos M. Merino and Bando de Nuestra Sra. de la Blanca
It all starts here: this is something essential. It flows and moves cohesively while retaining individuality of moods and symphonic rhythm. PAN delivers, but what is delivered is less clear. A threshold, maybe, to a wider awareness of our epoch and humanity's current stage. Or maybe a testament to inscribe the remnants of human spirit, like brief chunks of messy information. Stéfan Németh
Although I unfortunately missed Sote's performance, I had the honor of attending a few nights of SET festival and I was amazed by him being such a humble, down to earth gentleman, while this LP, once again proves about him also being a living legend. I can't possibly describe how the music makes me feel even now that it’s playing for the zillionth time and I'm afraid a follow-up with the standard set this high, will be a very difficult task to accomplish, but I always believe in the master. wasteofoxygen