Lukid isn’t just the most entertaining man on Twitter – although he has a very strong claim to that title. He’s also a preternaturally unpredictable producer, flitting between genres so expertly that his catalogue could easily be the work of several different artists.
His fourth album, forthcoming on Actress’ Ninja Tune-distributed Werk Discs, is reportedly something of a summation; a record that takes in all of Lukid’s previous aesthetics, from tape-bent psychedelia to abandoned abattoir-esque percussive weight. ‘USSR’, the first track to materialise from Lonely At The Top, sits firmly at the wooze-laden end of that spectrum. Full of nursery rhyme melancholia and distant vocals, it’s pitched somewhere close to Luke Abbott’s excellent recent ‘Modern Driveway’, subsumed in pastel fuzz.