wor_kspace is the experimental, electro pop project of Glasgow-based musician and producer Finlay Macdonald, as the result of a more focused and refined development from his previous monikers Lenzie Moss and Music and Movement. Meticulously crafted in his tape-based, ‘Analogue Mountain’ studio in the South Side of Glasgow, wor_kspace sound joins the dots between the 90s German indietronica of early Morr Music (Guther, Ms John Soda and Lali Puna), and the pioneers that inspired them such as Yo La Tengo, Stereolab, Neu and Kraftwerk.
Already hosted in these parts last year, he returns with an incoming EP, “ext_ended play”, due out on August 6, 2021, CDR & Digital, via London-based label Glass Modern, previewed by a modern dystopic video created by his daughter Ray Macdonald, for the romantic new single “song”.
Beautifully evocative and intoxicating flows of blooming, pulsing bass lines, heart-pounding beats, and fluttering, warbling, and sparkling synth strains swirl into dramatic, blinking textures of pinpoint chiming repetitions and shimmering ringing glitters, whilst soft, atmospheric male vocals release angst, love and melancholy into the mercurial auras of hypnotic electronica.
Romantic lyrics attest to the strength of a relationship despite the idiosyncratic distractions of a dysfunctional society.
Pixelated video, created by Ray Macdonald, blurs a neon-lit retro-futuristic vibe into a heady landscape of dysphoric dreams. Still wind turbines, a burnt sunset skyline, and social decay litter the urban streets of modern disenchantment, where shooting stars burst hypnotically over the pollution, pain, and violence of alienated and fragmented existence. Red and blue dimensions merge into a purple horizon of disassociated pain and subconscious fear to align with celestial entities in the heat of a dual solar system’s ancient battle between two worlds.
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