Australian producer Willaris. K has cemented his position as an innovator of electronic music today, by releasing his EP LUSTRE. The first of two EPs to come, LUSTRE comprises six tracks that push the boundaries of melodic techno, ambient, electronica and industrial; a testament to his unique ability to genre-blend while maintaining a signature sound.
Introducing two new songs, ‘COBAKI SKY’, the answer to his earlier single ‘COBAKI SKY (PREQUEL)’ and ‘GET WITH MY LIGHT’ with No Mono’s Tom Snowdon, LUSTRE brings fans a range of niche sounds that unearth the prodigious talents of Willaris. K.
LUSTRE is a reflection of McAllister’s sonic evolution, from his first tracks to incorporate vocals to his abstract dancefloor rhythms. ‘5 O’CLOCK’ leads the EP with a driving build of sirens and synths, showcasing the textural palette he’s become known for. The juxtaposing soft melodies of ‘GET WITH MY LIGHT’ follow with haunting vocals from Melbourne’s Tom Snowdon in an anguished swell of darkness. ‘COBAKI SKY’ returns to the floor with a roaring orchestra of arpeggios and melodic soundscapes, at odds with the brooding loneliness of Gordi’s evocative lyricism in ‘INDIFFERENT’. Rounding out the EP in another wave of tension and release are ‘DETACH’, a vibrant atmospheric arc of flighty industrial tempos and ‘PAST LIGHT’, the cathartic ambient closing track and a nod to McAllister’s musical beginnings.
Over the last two years, the former electricity grid technician has steadily emerged as a creative force, playing sold-out shows across the globe, supporting the likes of fellow-Aussies RÜFÜS DU SOL and recording in iconic studios such as Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La.