Lost Desert – Hunter [EP Review]
Lee Burridge has a keen sense for artistry. When he began pushing Belgian talent Lost Desert as a prime new addition to the All Day I Dream family, lovers of his ethereal brand of music automatically knew it came with good reason. They predicted correctly — by 2016, Lee paired up with Lost Desert and vocalist Junior for what became one of the year’s top anthems, “Lingala.” Since then, they’ve paired up multiple other times, with Lost Desert also proving his worth through breathtaking solo work and well-crafted sets at key All Day I Dream events.
His newest body of work lands on Lee’s newest imprint Tale + Tone, which was created alongside Hoj. Hunter opens with a celestial piece titled “Innercity Playground,” which catalyzes feelings of peace and contentment as wistful nature samples grace sweeping vocal notes, a grooving bass-line, and lush melodies. Written with Mike Tohr, the piece brings a sense of bliss to any set of speakers it’s played on.
The EP’s title track and closer sees Lost Desert making magic around a vocal base, much like he did with Lee Burridge for “Lingala.” This time, however, he summons heartbreak with dissonant piano melodies and brooding kicks that surround Adomas’ bittersweet lyrics with the help of Amari. “Hunter” serves as yet another anthemic addition to Lost Desert’s repertoire, as it’s been heavily rinsed on the festival circuit throughout the summer and early fall season.