Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Norfolk, England-based producer Luke Abbott creates hypnotic, kinetic, strangely old-sounding electronic music that borrows from Krautrock legends like Cluster, Harmonia, and Neu! as well as contemporaries such as Nathan Fake and Boards of Canada. Abbott works in his home studio with vintage equipment, and the resultant music has a warm, engaging feel all its own. The respected Output Recordings released Abbott's first single, 2006s 'B'B'B'B'B'B'B'B'B'B'B'B'B'B'B'B', which was the final vinyl release pressed by the label. Later that year, Trash Aesthetics issued the Projections single as a limited edition 7". In 2007, Abbott began work on a full-length album, then signed with the local Border Community imprint -- also home to Fake and James Holden -- issuing the Tuesday EP the following year. Abbott worked on his album in earnest after releasing 2009s Whitebox Stereo EP, which found his influences jelling into a cohesive whole. The result, 2010s Holkham Drones (which was named for a local beach), drew widespread acclaim for its interplay of expansive drones and intricate textures. One of the albums standout tracks, Trans Forest Alignment, fronted an EP in 2011.