DIFFUSION IS A FORCE

Vinyl LP
/ 2019

RELEASE DATE: January 22, 2019 


SIDE A

1. Black Opium (1:57)

2. Care (2:29)

3. Higher Energy (4:44)

4. Expectation or Obsession (3:08)

5. Interlude (3:40)



SIDE B

6. Classic Intense (3:43)

7. Anarchy for Her (5:02)

8. Movement in Mono (Stereomix) (5:16)

9. Opening (3:25)


LABEL: Latency

CATALOGUE NO.:LTNC016

FORMAT: LP (12”/ Digital)

COMPOSER: Martina Lussi


ARTWORK: Kris Lemsalu,

‘Mysteriously Conceived and Deeply Felt’ (detail),2018.

PHOTOGRAPH: Robert Glowacki

BACK COVER: Studio Hugo Blanzat

MASTERING: Jac Beloeil

DISTRIBUTION: Honest Jon’s





Press Text


Martina Lussi’s second album fuses together disparate sound sources with a disorienting quality that reflects the modern climate of dispersion and distraction. The Lucerne, Switzerland- based sound artist released her debut album ‘Selected Ambient’ on Hallow Ground in 2017, and now comes to Latency with a bold new set of themes and processes.


The range of tools at her disposal spans field recordings, processed instrumentation, synthesised elements and snatches of human expression. The guitar is a recurring figure, subjected to a variety of treatments from heavy, sustained distortion to clean, pealing notes. Elsewhere the sound of sports crowds and choral singing merge, and patient beds of drones and noise melt into the sounds of industry and mechanics. The track titles manifest as a compositional game of deception complete with innuendos, empty phrases and claims – flirtations with perfume names and ironic assertions.


From the volatile geopolitical climate to the changing nature of music consumption in the face of streaming and digital access, ‘Diffusion is a Force’ is a reflection on fractured times where familiar modes and models change their meaning with the ever-quickening pace of communication.