Following the release of their critically acclaimed self-titled debut EP in 2021, Antwerp’s Lucid Lucia release their debut album ‘Ever-changing Light’ on the 7th October via the groove-obsessed Belgian tastemaker label, Sdban Ultra.
Searching to unwrap the mystery that is a human life, across nine tracks of jazz and space funk-infused grooves, Lucid Lucia look to the sound of Herbie’s ‘Head Hunters’ and Miles’ acid funk of the mid-70s for inspiration.
‘Ever-changing Light’ is a mind-expanding celebration centred on freedom and rhythm. Free-spirited saxes, futuristic-sounding keys, monstrous bass lines and shifting drum beats unite, resulting in an uplifting and joyous celebration of jazz, funk and groove. From the loose, laidback stylings of ‘Mumpsimus’ and the jazz-funk odyssey that is ‘Pigeons’ to the sonic wonders of ‘Reminiscence’ and urgent flow of ‘Quanked’, Lucid Lucia is a marvellous journey of luminous sounds and vibrant rhythms. Elsewhere, the warped aesthetics of ‘Oneironauts’ and improv ‘Pukti part 1’ showcase a tight rhythm section, inventive horns, funky keys and guitar while the spiritual magnum opus ‘Voor Pieter A.’ is a magical example of the virtuosity of Lucid Lucia.
Let there be light! Lucid Lucia!