LOOR, aka Gwil Sainsbury, announces his debut EP Nightland with an animated video for first single ‘Leigh Woods’.
LOOR is Gwil Sainsbury’s first music project since leaving the Mercury Prize-winning band alt-J in 2014. Having grown up in the landscapes of Cornwall, Gwil was drawn to the name LOOR – a Cornish word for the moon/praise/deity. It is this animist worldview that informs the language of his music and visuals. Blending dark, atmospheric sonic landscapes with experimental dance music – LOOR is an entheogen tinged journey into future electronic worlds.
Taking inspiration from contemporaries such as Floating Points and Jon Hopkins, his live performance is a continuous flux of shifting, ambient scenes, paired with focused, bass-heavy beats. LOOR’s live debut will take place at London’s Shacklewell Arms on 25 November.
Nightland EP will be out on 22 November via AWAL. The EP is the starting point for LOOR with a debut album expected in Spring 2020.
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