The latest LP from L//D//R
"Shadow World's muscular maximalism is a considerable step forward" - The Wire
"Shadow World offers an unflinching blend of punishing rhythms and unsettling vocals – revealing darkness and a personal intensity, equally on display.
Its repetitive dissonance and uncomfortably pure catharsis shares a beautiful expression of honesty cut clearly through the noise." -Brant Showers, I Die You Die
Released by Deathbomb Arc in 2018.
In The End I Am A Beast
“…a sensorial passion for modern horror soundtracks, to construct a terrifying collection of sonic hauntings.” - The Wire
"Blasts of noise cover abrasive drums before syruping her vocals. Imagine the darkest side of shoegaze...In the End I Am a Beast sneers with all of the seething emotion of a scorn(ed) woman. She doesn’t have to roar. The melodic blasts do the roaring for her." -Chris Bynes, I Heart Noise
Released by Deathbomb Arc in 2016.
Tell Me Again This Is Love
Remixes of tracks from Lana Del Rabies’ album ‘In the End I Am A Beast’. Each remixer hand selected by the artist herself, including William Hutson of Clipping., Baseck, Plack Blague, Terminal 11, Plastic Disease (Alter Der Ruine), and many more.
Released by Deathbomb Arc in 2017
Available on all major streaming platforms & Bandcamp.
Vicious End, 2018, directed by L//D//R.
Lana Del Rabies (stylized as L//D//R) is the solo dark electronic music project of artist Sam An. L//D//R's music references darker genres like noise, industrial and darkwave, without outright adhering to any single musical movement. With origins as an experimental project that re-contextualized the more sinister and somber aspects of modern pop music made by women (like that of Lana Del Rey), Lana Del Rabies’ music embodies discordant spaces between the occult and the political, personal trauma and collective outage, noise and melody, and brutality and benediction.
Description of Lana Del Rabies by Deathbomb Arc:
"Producer and vocalist Lana Del Rabies combines beats, noise, synths and a passion for horror soundtracks into a futuristic brand of goth that still loves the technologically curious days of early death rock... Addressing the ever growing PTSD of American society, LDR is a dreamlike voice, at once conquering while still lost in the haze."
"On her 2nd album, ‘Shadow World’, deep horizons of intensity and beauty manifest in ways anyone that has seen her perform live knows she is the master of."
She has shared stages with Clipping., Drew McDowall, The Body, Thou, Planning for Burial, Boy Harsher, Black Marble, Hide, Ignota, Rabit, M.E.S.H, JPEGMAFIA, Machine Girl, Negativland, AJJ, and more. She has played in festival settings, including 2018’s HOCO Fest and has participated as an media artist at MOCA Tucson Events.
L//D//R is based in Phoenix, AZ.