Lars Bartkuhn | Dystopia

Lars Bartkuhn


Label: Rush Hour
Cat No: RHM 042

Status: Landed

Ambient Lars Bartkuhn LP Rush Hour



A Drop Of Water In The Ocean

Largo (Calm Before The Storm)

Water And Warm Air

Disembodied Journey (Part 1, 2 & 3)

Still Existing

Do You Know How To Get Out?

Into The Waves

Beautifully deep ambient based LP.

Since relocating to Brazil some years back, Needs Music co-founder Lars Bartkuhn has returned to his long-held love of musical improvisation. Although it’s a product of his jazz roots and classical training, the German producer has constantly found new ways to apply it to his work in the sphere of electronic music.

‘Dystopia’, his first solo album for almost nine years, was born out of two interlinked ideas: a desire to create improvised music without the aid of computer sequencers or an electronic drum set, and a deeply held love of storytelling through sound. Bartkuhn set to work improvising with modular synthesizers, acoustic instruments and hand percussion, later adding light-touch overdubs to a handful of pieces. When he listened back to the recordings, an aural narrative emerged, and you’ll hear it if you listen to the album from start to finish, as is intended.