By Frank Bell
Berlin based artist Lucie & The Robot creates music to tell stories that take place beneath the surface. Founded by Lucie VOX, her latest release Beyond Now is filled with staccato synth patterns and shimmering electronic rhythms – drawing listeners into her glittering world.
Emerging from an unhealthy relationship, Beyond Now describes the gaps between past, present and future – reforming and reestablishing a sense of self.
“We feel like we are in a vacuum that prevents us from moving on from the past to be fully present in the now or that we have fled the now for a future we can’t reach”, Lucie offers. “Either way, there is something we left behind.It is not there anymore but we still look back at it and see it lying there, just out of reach. We can still hear it laughing and sometimes scream in the distance. It’s not a piercing sound, it is just a faint echo. We remain passive, because we don’t want to approach it anymore. But we also can’t turn around and walk away.”