10 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The fifth album by this electronic jam band illustrates how Lotus has transformed from a free-flowing late-night experience into a diamond-hard and precise ensemble, seeking new ways to drive its music into a more aggressive sphere. The prog-rock of "What Did I Do Wrong" fits together with several bold instrumental pieces that never lay back but scream for more, more, more. This is an album for the hard-dancing crowds that liken electronica to the survival of the fittest. The urgent swoops of "Uffi" blend nasty synthetic keyboard lines with an organic trilling organ, which moves in and out of the mix with its call to hippy times. The drums take an active role, adding a sense of tension to the headstrong riff guiding the album's first single, "Massif." "Cutinuo" has a sense of minimalism, while "Ashcon" ventures near dubstep. Build is intended to be the first of a trilogy, with the albums to follow reaching back to the group's laidback roots and into hip-hop. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

The fifth album by this electronic jam band illustrates how Lotus has transformed from a free-flowing late-night experience into a diamond-hard and precise ensemble, seeking new ways to drive its music into a more aggressive sphere. The prog-rock of "What Did I Do Wrong" fits together with several bold instrumental pieces that never lay back but scream for more, more, more. This is an album for the hard-dancing crowds that liken electronica to the survival of the fittest. The urgent swoops of "Uffi" blend nasty synthetic keyboard lines with an organic trilling organ, which moves in and out of the mix with its call to hippy times. The drums take an active role, adding a sense of tension to the headstrong riff guiding the album's first single, "Massif." "Cutinuo" has a sense of minimalism, while "Ashcon" ventures near dubstep. Build is intended to be the first of a trilogy, with the albums to follow reaching back to the group's laidback roots and into hip-hop. 

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About Lotus

Combining elements of jam bands and electronic dance rock, Lotus was formed by brothers Jesse Miller (bass/sampler) and Luke Miller (guitar/keyboards), Steve Clemens (drums), Chuck Morris (percussion), and Mike Rempel (guitar) while they were attending Goshen College in Indiana in 1999. They recorded their debut album, Vibes, in concert in the fall of 2001 and self-released it in 2002. A second live album, Germination, was released on Harmonized Records on May 13, 2003. Nomad, the group's first studio recording, followed on September 21, 2004. The Strength of Weak Ties, another studio album, appeared on April 4, 2006. Lotus was signed to the SCI Fidelity label for its third live album, a double disc called Escaping Sargasso Sea, released May 29, 2007. Five months later, Copy/Paste/Repeat: Lotus Remixed was issued on November 6, 2007. Lotus' third studio album, Hammerstrike, came out on October 14, 2008.

ORIGIN
Goshen, IN
FORMED
1999

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