You kind of get the impression that Lucas de Almeida, the man behind the just-about-unGoogleable name Living, has been listening to more than a bit of Panda Bear. On his debut track ‘Florahedron’ he wears his musical heart on his sleeve and presents a woozy slice of electronica that would make Benjamin Lennox himself proud.
Almeida wraps his own sweet vocals in a ton of reverb, giving it a distant and untouchable edge, while around him a small army of seemingly random melodies play. If you wrote down on a piece of paper that you wanted to stick a French accordion, guitars and choral samples over a delicious beat someone might call you mad, but Almeida makes it work, and the results are compelling.
Listen to ‘Florahedron’ below. It’s out today through Diamond Club.