LABEL Black Nation Records
TITLE Neurotic City EP
RELEASE OUT NOW
FORMAT Digital EP
MEANS has decided to let more of his battery-acid tinged nonsense leak out onto the earth — for the love of God, do not get any of this on you. This EP explores the ramifications of masturbating for 16 consecutive hours with Brillo pads in a prison shower, but really only leaves us asking, “why?” Why. If we’re lucky, he’ll cower back to his 9 to 5 riveting door panels at the Jefferson Avenue Chrysler plant and leave us all alone.
MEANS (aka Steven Lancaster) is a product of his environment: The Bankle, 1515 Broadway, 1217 Griswold, The Packard, The Theater, “Under the Bridge,” Hastings, The Hardware Store, The Firehouse, Zoots, Studio 95, Heaven and Hell, The Chop Shop, The Atlas, 1 John R, The Red Door, The Warehouse, The Shelter, Timbo’s, The Car Wash (aka Mack and Bellview)…
These environs informed Steven’s musical sensibilities. If the names mean something to you, you probably spent time in Detroit circa 1990-2000. You may have seen one of his live sets, alongside many of Detroit’s “third wave” luminaries, at the infamous Analogue System parties, which he co-produced.
Fast-forward 15 years. Life’s circuitous path have led Steven to Brooklyn. A studio deep within the desolate Bushwick warehouse district has become Steven’s surrogate for Detroit’s beautiful ruins. A true believer in Detroit techno, he can be found there in the wee hours of the morning, practicing the musical alchemy that will follow up his debut EP “Jack’s Shoes” on Black Nation Records. A debut artist album is also in the works.
Having resumed a narrative that began over a decade earlier, Steven has found support from many of the same cast of characters. As a resident for the Detek production crew, Steven maintains strong ties to his Detroit family. Years have passed and the music may have changed, but the notes remain the same.