Fresh Kicks 83: Lucaufer

“Lucaufer is a shapeshifter I might say, a chameleon even. Lucaufer is a form of character that I created for myself just a few years in the past, and that has modified rather a lot over these years.”

Lucaufer’s debut EP dropped in June.  Released through TT – one in all our favourite emerging UK labels, previously generally known as Tobago Tracks – the simply titled ‘EP1’ was a three-track collection of wealthy ambient electronica and violin that swerved and flourished effortlessly between gossamer melodic glints into daring, expansive waves of sound. Sonically, she tells DJ Mag, the EP blossomed out of the boldness she gained from adopting the namesake.

“I’ve at all times liked the concept of turning into,” she explains. “Lucaufer coming into existence on the time that it did was slightly extra complicated, it was realised in a form of explosion. I do know that I felt empowered after I started placing issues on the market below that title.” 

Her penchant for music that feels directly latent and innate begins to make sense when she explains her earliest musical experiences, outlined by the sounds of her rapid environment, of expertise and household.

“I feel one in all my earliest musical reminiscences was sitting in entrance of a extremely outdated Mac pc on damaged flooring boards, and simply turning it on and off once more - so I might hear the start-up sound,” she remembers. “I used to be very younger and I bear in mind considering it was heavenly. I grew up taking part in the violin, and my grandfather was a jazz singer.”

“I had two very opposing mentalities flowing round me, which I now perceive to be stunning. I additionally had very private visions about what I wished from music from a younger age, I bear in mind being blown away by Debussy, Swedish home mafia, and so on. in what might be fairly a violent method. I additionally liked the sound of crickets at evening. I used to be so determined to interpret that. I started roughly three years in the past.”

And these interpretations, fairly naturally, gravitated towards the expansiveness and looseness of ambient. That was, nevertheless, much less of a conscience resolution and extra of a innate projection of what Lucaufer was making an attempt to realize.  

“I didn’t realise that I used to be making ambient music for a really very long time,” she admits. “The concepts, reminiscences and ideas which are and had been connected to the sound that I create have at all times been summary, so it started to suit. I by no means wished to restrict myself. “ 

The outcome was ‘EP1’, and the delicate tempo and course of will be heard at each huge and vibrant flip.

“I realised the present of creating ‘EP1’ was the endurance concerned and that, I had realized, I gave myself a variety of time,” she says. “I see every bit now as an important scrap of monument. With ‘White Spirit’, on the time - I actually struck a chord inside me. That complete piece was made with my violin.”

Lucaufer is sustaining that endurance, and the approaching months will discover her embarking on a alternative handful of musical ventures. With just a few stay dates within the pipeline, together with a performance in London’s Café OTO on 20th November, and a observe set to look on a compilation by Spanish label Angoisse, these early days are stuffed with promise. And we will’t wait to listen to what occurs subsequent.

Meanwhile, Lucaufer has put collectively a concise and charming combine that veers from John Williams movie rating ranges of classical motifs and sprawling atmosphere into hectic pace storage and breaks and all the best way again once more. A heat, enthralling hear, this combine for our Fresh Kicks sequence feels tailored for the approaching autumn.