After several collaborative EP releases in the past four years, Don Peretz returns to his solo IDM project to release “Lalita.” The Sanskrit term for “playfulness with life's seriousness,” Lalita delves deeply into electronica synth mod layering and experimentation, along with Peretz’ signature drumming. Lalita marks Don Peretz’ third solo electronica release after Stil (2013) and AMbean (2011). Peretz describes the record as “a collection of hundreds of composed loops and progressions written over several years, based on observations, experiences, and ideas, distilled into 11 soundscapes.” The track “Dorthea” is an example of Peretz’ current musical headspace, turning to Dorthea Lange’s monumental photography of the mid 20th century American landscape to express the sound of true living conditions. The consummate electronica track on the LP “Sugarcookie” highlights Peretz’ drum set instrumentalism, along with meticulous synth composing and production. The LP’s deep contrast in tracks, like “Lobsang” reveal the minimalist side of Don’s writing through a lonely, drone textured melody. Lalita encapsulates Peretz’ production, composition, and instrumental range with a palpable intellectual and emotional depth.
released January 27, 2016
Produced by Don Peretz
Recorded and mixed at The Beanpot Studio, West Orange, NJ USA
Mastered at Ebby Lab NYC.