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    Origine du Groupe : North America

    Style : Instrumental Rock , Electro Rock

    Sortie : 2008

    By Big Takeover from Djouls.com

    Lotus formed at a Mennonite college that had banned on-campus dancing as late as the 1980's, and has been creatively fusing electronic dance music with instrumental post-rock for the past eight
    years. Armed with a massive light rig and one of the most energetic shows on the circuit, Lotus was a go-to act for late night festival slots this past summer, performing at ROTHBURY, Summerfest,
    Camp Bisco, and others. Also in 2008, Lotus saw advance sellouts in venues throughout the U.S. including Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh, two nights at World Café Live in Philadelphia, two nights at the
    Fox Theatre in Boulder, Higher Ground in Burlington, Kinetic Playground in Chicago. The band's remix album, Copy Paste Repeat: Lotus Remixed was released to critical acclaim, and came on the
    heels of their double live CD release, Escaping Sargasso Sea.

    Hammerstrike finds the band reaching back in order to move forward. Primarily recorded live in one room to analog tape by Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man), the album captures a sound that harkens
    back to the 70's but never slips into nostalgic retreads. The compositions are focused and melodic, filled out with orchestration including swelling violins and cellos, banjo, wordless choirs,
    and electronic noises. Though the tracks range from dance floor ready rockers to soaring post-rock instrumentals, the album is held together by a sanguine spirit pervading each track. The big
    guitars, feedback, and distortion serve an optimistic purpose. It is a decidedly American feel that invokes big skies, open roads, and a zealous yet naïve pursuit of the idea that defeat will
    never be conceded. What critics have been saying about Lotus:

    "... simultaneously making waves on the jam, indie and electronica scenes thanks to a series of well-crafted albums." - Relix

    "Lotus continue to expand upon its post-everything rock/electronic/jazz/free-form pastiche." - Big Shot Magazine

    "...intent on creating a new genre (few try that these days)...it is rock, and smart disco, funk and soul, piano pop, world music, and modern alienation stuff and jazz fusion you can dance to all
    wrapped up in cellophane."

    Tracklist :   

    01. Behind Midwest Storefronts

    02. Age of Inexperience

    03. Hammerstrike

    04. Bellwether

    05. Modicum

    06. Invincibility of Youth

    07. One Last Hurrah

    08. Alkaline

    09. Turquoise

    10. Disappear In A Blood-Red Sky

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