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Approved: Lost Midas

By | Published on Thursday 6 July 2017

Lost Midas

Lost Midas, aka Jason Trikakis, released his debut album three years ago. Now he’s finally back with the follow-up, ‘Undefined’. The record sees him move between more pop-based electronic music and harder, more club-orientated tracks.

Using collaborations with other artists, as on the first record, but perhaps in a slightly more introspective manner than before, he teams up with Rachel Gellar, using her breathy vocals to good effect on ‘Nebula’ and the title track. Meanwhile the urban downbeat of ‘Kaylas Lullaby’ works well with Kalispell, and he even brings his brother Nick – aka NuTrik – on board for the rather beautiful instrumental ‘Calipatria’.

However, his virtues as an electronic producer really come forth when he works alone. ‘Arroyo Seco’ is archetypal Lost Midas – big staccato hip hop leaning beats and layered samples and loops. ‘San Gorgonio’, meanwhile, works well as a dance leaning upbeat affair with beautiful strings.

But the highlight is ‘Montecito’ with its heavy club focus. I could listen to this track for a lot longer than the three and a half minutes it allows.

Listen to ‘Montecito’ here:

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