One is bound to find something wonderful in your mid-week work hour musings so long as you let soundtrack your day. The label head has just unleashed the first installment his 2018 seasonal mixtape series, a regular fixture in his catalog since 2013.
Lane 8’s Spring 2018 Mixtape is the first we’ve seen Goldstein since the release his album, . Like the seasons his musical mixes come to embody, the tone Goldstein sets here is bright and budding — a stark contrast from his bleak yet beautiful — which the artist uses to construct a landscape for easing his listeners into spring, a time rebirth, renewal, and new beginnings.
Lane 8 uses the two and a half hours to experiment with some his new album material, which is apparent right f the bat with the slowed tempo his single “,” ft. , before building on his ethereal deep house/electronica stamp with some hopeful atmospheres, winding melodies, and emotional peaks and valleys.
The great thing about Lane 8 compositions is his ability to fully take the reigns on guiding his listener’s emotions, taking them on a whirlwind ride through the use changing tempos and carefully executed highs and lows. Goldstein is a conductor energy, in a sense, if not for his talents in forcing listeners into their deeply introspective, most somber places, before building them back up again, and dropping them f higher than he left them before.