Dylan Willoughby, the force behind LA-based downtempo electro act Lost In Stars, recently contributed a piece for Impose about his love for the vinyl era. “It is true we can still love music in the age of streaming. Music will always transcend the means of its transmission,” he writes in his essay, “but I have a strange longing for the unvirtual, and maybe too I mourn the loss of true randomness and the surreptitious. Where we used to roam record stores and geek out with real fans in real time IRL, now an algorithm tells us what we’ve ‘discovered.'” Willoughby applies his skills as a writer and poet to provide a thoughtful and poignant take on the musical past, illustrating the bygone era with visceral snippets of memory. Read the essay here.
Lost in Stars, Willoughby’s debut LP, is currently unavailable on vinyl. It is certainly worth hearing from start to finish, however, and we’ll gladly send a new download to any station that needs one. Let us know!