“Black Shadows”


A little more than a year after Richard Smith helped Optimo launch their new Trax label with a 12-inch tab of acid techno, the producer has revealed his latest record as L/F/D/M. Due out January 19th through Ecstatic (pre-order a white vinyl copy here), M is a Shape arrives in the wake of two Bronze Teeth twelves with former Factory Floor keyboardist Dominic Butler and is described as follows:

The title comes from a time when I was producing all these collages, abstracting a theme, trying to get it down to the perfect motif, the perfect shape that summed up exactly what I’m trying to get across and then just when I got there I kinda stepped back and was like; oh it’s just a fucking M!

The same M that if I had looked at it a month before I would have perhaps only saw the letter and not the shape, that always interested me; the starting point at where you come to an image, one day something can just really catch you off guard.

Stream the LP’s ballistic lead single below: