Gas Mask Magazine

Neil Blank: “Lucid Fugue”

By: Emma Kopelowicz
June 07, 2020

Manchester-native Neil Blank has created a hazy dreamscape on his sensational new release, “Lucid Fugue.”

This immersive track instantly pulls you in with its intriguing synths and echoing piano keys. The juxtaposition of soft electronic loops and twinkling instrumentals engages all your senses for an invigorating listening experience. “Lucid Fugue” is full of intimate moments and resonant sounds flowing in and out of one another.  One can’t help but wonder how Blank managed to maintain this delicate balance of such polar aural elements. His deftly produced style tricks the mind into thinking that even the most minimal noises sound massive. 

Blank has also mastered the art of speed––layering quick keys over slow drums that sound like stars shooting over the night sky inching towards daylight. “Lucid Fugue” is what can only be described as textured ambience with dissolving layers and superimposed fades. It is the sound of your racing mind while your body begins to succumb to sleep––two seemingly contrastive sensations that often meet. This lullaby for insomniacs is best enjoyed with headphones, so go ahead and give it a listen. Stream the track below, and tell us what you think of it on social media at: @gasmaskmagazine. Feel free to connect with our writer as well: @emkopel!

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