Although the music of Scottish multi-talented artificer Lomond Campbell is grounded in sound it often incorporates sculpture, engineering, product design and visual art. Using a combination of hardware hacking and industrial manufacturing techniques, Lomond builds his own unique instruments and devices for creating sound which he combines with modular synths, piano and voice.
Lomond spent his formative years making sound installations with his band and art collective FOUND, winning a BAFTA for creating a moody, narcissistic music machine called Cybraphon which now resides in the National Museum of Scotland. He relocated to the rural highlands and spent five years building a studio called The Lengths where he now makes all his work. Some of his musical friends have come to record albums there, including King Creosote as well as Scottish Album of the Year Award winner Kathryn Joseph.
“He’s a bit of a genius I think. Based up in the highlands, maker of machines, music and art”
– Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC 6 Music
“Like ghosts flickering all around you – an experience in whatever the aural equivalent of retina burn’s fading images might be” – Electronic Sound
“The scientific way in which Campbell outlines LŪP is methodical, grounded as it is in physics, and yet somehow remains instilled with that intangible quality of the unknown. Let’s call it magic” – The Skinny