I fell in love with Lewie Day, AKA Tornado Wallace, a couple of years ago with his 2013’s track called “Thinking Allowed”, a fantastic electronic mid-tempo cut that demonstrates what the Australian guy’s made of.
Today I’d like to bring to your attention “Trance Encounters”, track no.2 of his first album called “Lonely Planet”, a Long Playing I immediately bought after a quick listen on Mixcloud.
Like many other stunning songs in the past, I have to thank Mr. DJ Harvey for this discovery. In fact, I was listening to a Harvey’s set when, at a certain point, I got my ears litteraly bewitched by a syncopated regular drum pattern with Hi-Hat in evidence.
Anyway, it’s the job on synths the real fucking line that makes you fly and dream all along the track’s trip, with an ingenious ending that gently lands you down to the ground, after the flight you took in the previous part of the song.
Tornado Wallace’s deft touch is always clear, whether he's doing luminous house, mixing in some acid or crafting a stunning tribal drum lines.
Lonely Planet arrives seven years since his debut, and it was mostly worth the wait.