Hazy house tunes with a dash of breaks.
Close Your Eyes (And Feel) touches on what's becoming a new Lobster Theremin sound. A combination of dazed melodies and gentle breakbeats, it's a formula that's also ubiquitous among younger house producers in general. The title track is almost too on the nose. Its old-school breaks, bubbling bongos and nostalgic mood calls back to Flørist's 2015 hit "Marine Drive," whose wistful style is a blueprint of sorts for this scene.
You find the real gems deeper into the EP. "When Two Souls Reach" has an impeccable groove, with chords and pads that come together well. "Broken (And Out Of Sync)" and "Stream Of Consciousness" feature bits of acid squelch that are more textural than melodic, adding extra depth to the tracks. Like "Us Together," from his first EP, "Stream Of Consciousness" is another big tune, gliding over a foundation of strings buoyed by shuffling drums. It's transportive, the kind of music that makes you close your eyes on the dance floor, just like the EP's title asks.