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According to White Material pair Galcher Lustwerk and Alvin Aronson, their first collaborative album under the Studio OST alias contains a mix of "breezy electro, aquatic dub, high speed jit, and shimmering atmospherics". While clearly tongue-in-cheek, it's a fairly accurate description. Certainly, there's a fluidity, moodiness and palpable sense of atmosphere at the heart of Scenes, which casually drifts between hard-edged club workouts, hazy post-club fare and dreamy, horizontal experiments. It was apparently recorded over a three-year period, during jam sessions at various New York studios. It's the spontaneous aspect of its' creation that has the biggest effect, and makes the whole thing feel like fleeting snapshots of moments in time.
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