Kelly Lee Owens has been on our radar as one of the most innovative producers right now. Her latest album sees her pushing the limits of electronic music more than ever. Despite the album’s title, LP.8 is Owen’s third album, and it offers a stark contrast from the rest of her work to date.
LP.8 is definitely a departure from the club-facing tunes of her previous albums. It’s an experimental album that functions as a study in balancing hard industrial concepts with a zen-like ambiance. It’s all over the place in the best way possible. The album’s sound runs the gamut from harsh industrial tracks like “Release” that almost leave us feeling a bit unsettled, to ethereal and melodic, as we see on “Anadlu,” which wouldn’t be out of place in a meditation retreat. At the same time, we see Owens get more instrumental than we ever have before, especially on the piano-driven “Piano Nana.”
While LP.8 may seem disjointed if you quickly skip through the tracks, Owens’s clear vision for the album emerges when listening from top to bottom. It’s one we’ll be thinking about for a while. You can check it out using the link below, enjoy!