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Brave The Elements

by Lost Idol

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in cardboard digipak with matte finish.

    Also includes immediate download of 10-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
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    Get all 6 Lost Idol releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of White Light, Chrome Machine Tales, Splutters From A Cluttered Drive, In Time & Space, Brave The Elements, and Utters From A Cluttered Mind. , and , .

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Lightwerk 05:00
Jar Guidance 04:55
Beesmouth 04:43
Molten Snow 04:01
Passing Rays 01:10


James Dean, producer & man behind the Cookshop record label, steps out from the shadows to don his Lost Idol alias & deliver his second full length lp 'Brave The Elements'. It has been quite a wait since 2006’s critically acclaimed ‘Utters From A Cluttered Mind’, however Lost Idol has spent this time carefully developing a sound that moves away from the psychedelic songcraft of his debut & into a predominantly instrumental oeuvre that reflects his love for electronica, ambient, krautrock, soundscapes & beyond. For those aware of Dean’s musical background this period of development should come as no surprise. From his initial cinematic sample-based work as Lost Idol for the late, great Pork label & his electronic output as J-Spool for Marco Passarani’s Nature imprint through to his work on his own Cookshop label he has constantly strived for an idiosyncratic style that coherently blurs the lines between tags & genres.

‘Brave The Elements’ is a record that does just that; it is an emotive listen that dares to be different & looks in at the world from Lost Idol’s unique creative viewpoint. Melodic, atmospheric & beguiling, this is an immersive record that reveals its beauty through repeated listens.

"Always a magpie, ‘Brave The Elements’ harnesses raw elements & deftly smelts them into something entirely different & wonderful" 4/5 - Q

"With the ability to throw you from crashing beats & uplifting melodies, to an abyss of dronings & bleak soundscapes it is what the fifth element would have created if she made an IDM record" – Flux

"Meaty & beat-driven at the core, dreamy & ethereal at the edges, ‘Brave The Elements’ is purists’ LP of liquid electronica" – Kruger


released March 1, 2010


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Lost Idol Brighton

Lost Idol is the nom de plume of James Dean; a sonic explorer circling the periphery of contemporary electronic-based music. Much of his music has been released on the Cookshop record label including two critically acclaimed albums ‘Brave The Elements’ and ‘Utters From A Cluttered Mind’. He has also appeared on the influential Pork Recordings imprint and as part of J's Pool for Nature Recordings. ... more

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