LAS MAR – Euphemist (Album)
Long time friend and amazing Melbourne based drummer Nick Martyn has been poking away at his debut release as a solo artist – LAS MAR. The album is Euphemist and was constructed using borrowed equipment in an ad-hoc studio. You can buy hand-printed, physical copies at bandcamp here…
Over the course of a year Nick created eight tightly composed, multi-layered tracks, funnelling world music, post rock, electronic and psychedelic influences into an otherworldly record. Euphemist is a culmination of personal influences – art house film, late night radio, Melbourne’s improv music scene, an adolescence filled with equal parts techno and metal and an adult life as a working musician.
Although perhaps unlikely, it all comes together withe ease, creating a playful, eclectic and funky-as-hell album. Enlisting the help of some long time friends and collaborators – DXHeaven, Hiatus Kaiyote bassist Paul Bender and sound engineer Lachlan Wooden – Las Mar produced and mixed his debut for those who demand the unexpected in music and art in general.