Lane 8‘s “The Disappearance Of Colonel Mustard” has been solved for good this time, on the artist’s This Never Happened imprint. The track first incited intrigue after Lane 8, real name Daniel Goldstein, weaved it into his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, back in April.
“The Disappearance Of Colonel Mustard” begins as many of Goldstein’s rich repertoire of deep house tracks do — halcyon, instrumental, and saccharinely melodic. However, the drop moves into an uncharacteristically dark display, that is not altogether sinister, but more shrouded in clandestine club fun, evocative of ZHU‘s shadowy allure. The track finds a surprisingly harmonious balance between light, atmospheric interludes and jolting basslines.
The new song perpetuates an already incredibly rich release year for the Goldstein, who, in succession to his wildly successful Little By Little album (accompanied by a world tour), has released a technicolor train of house singles as of late.