◢ LOSCIL (can / kranky, ghostly international)
The serene ambient compositions of Loscil come courtesy of Vancouver-based musician Scott Morgan. Taking his moniker from the “looping oscillator” function in the computer music language Csound, Morgan uses custom made Max for Live devices and the occasional live instrument to build robust, droning soundscapes. Morgan cites influences including krautrock pioneers Cluster, minimalist composer Gavin Bryars,and a wealth of film music composers.
◢ SUN GLITTERS (LUX)
SUN GLITTERS is back for the third time at Buzz On Your Lips! His sound is an ocean of lush melodies, pitch-shifted vocal samples, ghostly digi-diva choirs, warm bass melodies driven by alternately dense and relaxing beatwork combinations between downtempo and wonky beats. In one year, the man formerly known as sug(r)cane has blessed us with six releases, four of them having been self-released. Recently at Dour Festival and on tour with Gonjasufi in Germany, Sun Glitters just remixed Shigeto (12’’ out on Ghostly International) and Sleep Party People, two artists that performed for Buzz On Your Lips before.