Lorn is instrumental hip-hop for outsiders. While clearly influenced by Flying Lotus (Lorn is on Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint) Lorn walks the shady side of the wonky hip-hop street. Gothic might be a touch excessive but there is something grand in the scale of Lorn’s songwriting. Straight up beats and minimal FX compliment the strong melodic aspects of this album, and it doesn’t take me long to realize that this doesn’t sound quite like anything else. Part electronica, part backpack hip-hop and part dubstep this is an experimental album in the best sense of the word. “Automaton” and “Void 1 and 2” are particularly fine and will be among a number of tracks getting hammered by DJ’s when the album is released in June.