Oliver has and continues to be a towering influence to artists from both sides of the trance and progressive margin. In a career now spanning close to three decades, he’s delivered hundreds of tracks under many guises. L.S.G., however, remains his most popular and notable. He is best known for his cutting-edge techno and trance, but he’s also produced memorable downtempo, ambient and tech house pieces.
Having lit the path with his remixed/re-mastered/re-released ‘Netherworld’ (“one of the most iconic Trance and Progressive singles in existence” – Dancing Astronaut) in July, August saw the German legend drop his first official studio long-player in 15 years. Something of an album recluse since 2002’s ‘The Hive’, as its title infers ‘Double Vision’ is a graphic, sonic demonstration of the two divergent halves of Lieb’s musical psyche.
Throughout its frontend, the album cruises & arcs through a world of coolly glacial grooves, zephyr-ish melodies and epic soundscapes, all bound together with the mellowest of drama. The second half sees him shift focus to the clubfloor, supplying ‘Double Vision’ with drum punch and floor verve through its eleven 4/4-based killers.
A past-master in doing ‘different’ (and well before it became established practice), this album puts into the sharpest of perspectives the two poles-apart sides of Oliver Lieb’s musical mind. It’s out now and available to buy via the link below.