This project takes the concept of spaciness to a new level.
Human Condition is Lark Remy’s follow-up to her 2013 project Host. The four-song EP was recently independently released.
Remy’s music encompasses a style that encourages the listener to drift into a subconscious venture of the human spirit.
To categorize Human Condition as one genre or another would be ultimately unfair. Sure, there are plenty of clear electronic, specifically industrial, influences here, but the entire project seems to be more experimental than anything else.
Lark Remy sounds like she’s is drowning in the sounds, yet there’s a pleasantness in her submersion. The vocals and instruments become uniform in the first track, and the bind remains constant throughout the rest of the EP.
The samples on some of these tracks seem to assume physicality at times. “Dream Sleep” dazes with it’s smooth, yet powerful textures. Drawn-out synth notes set the foundation for Remy’s powerful and emotional vocals to drift with the tides of the ever-moving instrumentation. By far, I found this to be the most emotional track on the EP, mainly due to it’s beautifully helpless aesthetic.
Remy covers Smashing Pumpkins’ 1997 track “The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning” and gives the epic Corgan tune some industrial flavor. I think this may be Remy’s strongest vocal performance on this project because the more minimal instrumentation, in comparison to the other tracks, allow the singer’s voice to ring. I think that Human Condition could use a little more of Remy’s sweet vocals because, like I said earlier, they live not hidden, but contentedly submerged within the songs.
Human Condition is incredibly well-produced and artistically conscious. Lark Remy seems to embrace the elegant chaos of her sound, creating a glitching paradise that any open-minded music listener will enjoy.
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