Originally from California and now based in Osaka, Japan, Erik Luebs (a.k.a Magical Mistakes) has further developed his bell-bathed, ethereal electronic stylings after briefly relocating to the rural Japanese village of Shiba-san to create his sound. Having previously released music on respected labels such as Astro Nautico and King Deluxe, the artist now prepares to dive further into his spiritual sonic mixture of western and eastern sounds with his forthcoming LP, Peaking in the Pitch Black, via The Playground.

Luebs explains his inspiration behind this particular project, saying: “These tracks were made over a two month period hopping around between Osaka, Tokyo, Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York. I’ve never felt at home with a specific genre or scene, which is a curse and a blessing. Perhaps the change in geography is evident in the malleable genres of the tracks themselves. Post-rock, techno, drone, IDM; snippets of what’s influenced me musically throughout my life.”

You can stream the first single from from this forthcoming album, titled “Annihilated,” in the player below.

Check out these previously featured XLR8R downloads from Magical Mistakes:

Download: Magical Mistakes “Laid Out”
Download: We Cut Corners “Blue” (Magical Mistakes Remix)