Track List

Totaly Mutual Feeling

The Waking World ft. I Break Horses

Hong Kong (Lady of Love) ft. Ariel Pink

Incantation ft. Deniro Farrar

Undress Me in the Temple

Body Double

Toynbee Suite ft. RJD2, Nightlands, Yikes the Zero

Strawberry Mansion ft. Freeway

This Ecstatic Cult ft. Killer Mike

Burt Reynolds (Desert Visions)

Integration Loop ft. Marissa Nadler

Ritualize

Lushlife - Ritualize (LP)
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Record Label: Western Vinyl

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From the moment you hear the bristling boom-bap chorus on album-opener "Totally Mutual Feeling," it's apparent that Lushlife's third full-length finds the Philadelphia rapper-producer at his most introspective. Themes of isolation and mortality permeate Ritualize, a cinematic hour-long odyssey co-produced by enigmatic production trio, CSLSX (pronounced "Casual Sex") and featuring contributions from Ariel Pink, Killer Mike, Marissa Nadler, RJD2, and more. With CSLSX at the boards, an entire universe opens up for Lush, where the pulsating Juno synths of '80s LA night music sit side-by-side with gorgeously propulsive indie-leaning jams, and low-fi soul burners too. The resulting LP is a post-blog-era joint that seems to exhale the whole of the 20th century in a single, fascinating breath.