While Luluc's music is at times masterful in it's minimalism, it is anything but quiet in impact.
Sonically, the band has broadened their tonal palette on their third album, Sculptor. This album follows a successful collaboration on Passerby, which was co-produced with the National's Aaron Dessner. Multi-instrumentalist, singer, and producer Steve Hassett mastered a wider spectrum of instruments to fully realize the album's expansive and daring vision. Hassett and vocalist Zoe Randell do nearly all of the writing, recording, and producing themselves, but their vision is far from insular. Recording took place in Luluc's new Brooklyn studio, which they built themselves. The new studio is volition and potential in action and even incorporates reclaimed cedar from Dessner's iconic former Ditmas Park studio, where the National and Luluc had both lived and recorded.
The notion that everyone has control of their own story is at the core of Sculptor. For Hassett, it's illuminated by the last line of the title track, which is the last line of the record itself: "'The most beautiful, serene sculpture my hands could make, could trace, could break.' All of the songs are playing with those ideas," he says. "Life is something you get, and you can get sidetracked for years and even destroy it, or you can remember that you've got some control over your life."