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So LHF’s double-album Keepers of the Light is definitely an interesting journey into the dubstep realm. The artists on the album include No Fixed Abode, Amen Ra, Double Helix, and Low Density Matter, and collectively they paint a version of dubstep closer to the old UK garage and Burial version than the new brostep, Skrillex-stamped kind.
As always, the swung 140-bpm breakbeats are at the core, but the buzzy, saw-centric bassline of more modern pop-dub are replaced with a more balanced, melodic, and thoughtful production effort.
The album is not mixed, but rather a collection of individual tracks, which is a little bit of a let down, because the flow is constantly interrupted by those few seconds of silence separating ideas that don’t necessarily belong that far apart.
The cinematic approach to music is consistent pretty much all the way through, and vocal stabs and what feel like almost make-believe samples run through the midrange all the way through, keeping the energy at a level where it won’t make people run away because it’s too noisy, or too uninvolved to the point where they turn it off.
There are some people who have listened to the album that have claimed that there is no need to make a double album for anything anymore, and that 144 minutes is too long to spend vibing on an album, but that seems ridiculous – if the music is good, let it play.
Overall, the collection of track seems to be halfway in between an introduction to what dubstep structure can be to people new to the scene, and a reminder of what the scene used to be for people more familiar with the historical value of its cultural roots.
Some of the tunes may feel a little stripped down for the listener who is looking to be excited or drawn in to the tracks as complete compositions on their own, and it certainly seems as though the four producers on the album all agreed that they were going to leave a lot of space between the beats. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does take a few listens to get used to.
In an album like this, there is a showcase of talent of creativity, but also maybe a lack of attention to some details regarding the human connection that music is supposed to make with fans. It takes effort to move through some of the rhythms and dissonances that maybe could have been more pleasantly introduced, especially since this is an album that newcomers are going to be trying to wrap their heads around.
Overall, it’s a good listen from back to front, even if it gets a little esoteric at times, and the dubstep community should be passing it around as a set of suggestions to people that there can be a lot of depth at that tempo and at that feel, and that dubstep is not nearly as narrow as some people have come to expect it to be.