New York-based producer Galcher Lustwerk emerged with the
mixtape 100% Galcher (2013) and the
mixtapes of deep house released under the moniker Road Hog since 2014.
Studio OST's Scenes 2012-2015 documents
collaborations with Alvin Aronson.
The double-EP Dark Bliss (White Material, 2017) was a classy demonstration
of his technique of whispered techno-soul ballads, each one hatched from a
unique lo-fi jelly, whether the
subdued digital tapping of Catamaran or the
cubistic hip-hop of Dark Bliss.
A more visceral thumping instinct surfaces in Yeeno and Lithuanian Water.
The 20-song mixtape 200% Galcher (2018) is devoted to more conventional
(and mostly instrumental)
deep-house jams like the eight-minute Wristbands
and the seven-minute See You When I See You.
Information (2019) was a
more extroverted parade of beats, but
poorly integrated with vocals that are mostly spoken.
The show becomes quickly repetitive and boring, with beats that are
increasingly trivial. Nothing stands out. Uniform monotony.
The bass riff of Another Story sounds interesting for a few seconds.
Lustwerk also released the 420 (2020), containing 16 untitled
pieces, each exactly 4:20 long.