Lay-Far Soulful Encounters of the 3rd Kind album artwork

Lay-Far has been hard to pin down and the Russian electronic producer’s sound has likewise run amok. On Same As It Never Was, his EP released in the Fall of 2020 on Lumberjacks In Hell, his spiky breakbeat driven sound “flowed in a gradient from deep and jazzy vibes to something vaguely ravey.”

This time it’s extremely ravey, but he’s working on a more cosmic plane. Soulful Encounters of the 3rd Kind was released on December 11th by London record label High Praise and features four tracks from a lost midsommar with sharp groves that lop off heads and dance cheerfully around them. One rotation round on the lead track “Pick It Keep It” and maybe you’ll see what I mean.

Soulful Encounters Of The 3rd Kind is out now on vinyl & digital available from Bandcamp.

Lay-Far: Soulful Encounters of the 3rd Kind (High Praise / December 2020 / 12″ Vinyl/Digital)
A1. Lay-Far: “Pick It Keep It” (5:14)
A2. Lay-Far: “Feel The Rhythm Of Your Soul” (6:04)
B1. Lay-Far: “Round & Round” (5:33)
B2. Lay-Far “Mojka In Space” (5:52)

⚪️ Disclosure Statement: This record was not submitted as a promo.



This was originally published in 5 Mag issue 187: The Root of the Issue with Monty Luke, Brawther, Mark Wilkinson and more. Support 5 Mag by becoming a member for just $1 per issue.