Contrary to the few other songs I’ve experienced from The Lost Levels, “Robot” is entirely mellow. Backed by minimal synth notes and electronic vocals, “Robot” is mysterious and borderline eerie. Fitting; the band calls it an Eno-esque android lullaby, and the description fits perfectly. Switching to “Training”, it’s clear The Lost Levels have a penchant for the classic electronic. They’re not above adding in the quirky nature of a group like Devo, while holding close the kraut electro sensibilities of Kraftwerk. And of course, there’s plenty of Eno references as well.
The video for “Training” below is from Radio 1’s Introducing, hosted by Huw Stephens. You can find the song on The Lost Levels’ debut single of the same name, out next week on Something In Construction.
The Lost Levels: Robot [mp3]
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