“For his Studio Barnhus debut, Laurence Guy connects the dots between the lo-fi ambient investigations of his 2017 debut album Saw You For The First Time, the warm club sounds heard on All I See Is Her, and the London-based DJ and producer’s long roots in deep drum’n’bass and dubstep soil.”
Shifting gears from his usual four-to-the-floor subtleties, Laurence Guy brings his junglist roots to the forefront in opener ‘Wildlife’, a track that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Swamp-81 release. Meanwhile ‘My Brain Is A Scrambled Egg’ is a 9-minute dusty, rave track, showcasing the best of his percussive intricacies and ability to let ideas build and unfurl. A record that shows no matter what tempo or style, Guy’s production and attention to detail shines through.
“Making Music Is Bad For Your Self Esteem is at once Guy’s most experimental and most personal record so far, an essential addition to both the artist and the label’s catalogues.”