Toronto-based musician Liam Sanagan has isolated himself from city life in order to focus on his art. Recording under his LUM alias and confining himself to a quaint cottage on the Ontario shores of Lake Huron, Liam hopes to pull from the solitude of rural life in order to push the boundaries of his creative process without outside distraction.
Complete with a mobile studio that includes a plethora of analog synthesizers, Liam is quick to note that this cottage "retreat" may not result in the typical "guitar, singer songwriter, nature album" that is so often thrust upon these types of projects. Rather, Liam hopes to marry the electronic sounds of his isolated, sonic explorations with his more organic musical ideas.
Liam gave StudioFeed an inside look into his cottage studio space, as well as discussing the differences between creating music in a rural as opposed to urban environment.
LUM's new album is expected to be finished in the fall of 2012.