Lapalux - Amnioverse

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Catalog:BFDNL 086
Style:Electronic, Lossless, Ambient, Breakbeat, Experimental, IDM
1. Oblivion (03:17)
2. Voltaic Acid (05:44)
3. Momentine (06:04)
4. Earth (04:58)
5. Hellix (04:48)
6. Thin Air (feat JFDR) (04:46)
7. Limb To Limb (feat Lilia) (04:14)
8. The Lux Quadrant (feat JFDR) (04:47)
9. Amnioverse (04:06)
10. Esc (03:36)

Lapalux (aka Stuart Howard) returns to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder for his fourth album. “Amnioverse”—“a sort of portmanteau of the amniotic sac and the universe,” he explains—revolves around notions of fluidity; that birth, life, death, and rebirth is a never ending continuum.

He channels these ethereal ideas through a new and ever-expanding modular synth set-up, injecting human emotion, and layering recordings of weather, wind, rain and fire, lending an elemental, celestial feel to the composition. While 2017’s “Ruinism” was about sonic wreckage and deconstruction, with “Amnioverse”, Howard took a different approach, basing each track around a snippet of spoken word from “friends, lovers, and ex partners”, and building the music around it. He also reconnects with Icelandic vocalist JFDR (Jófríður Ákadóttir) who returns for two tracks on ’Thin Air’ and ‘The Lux Quadrant’, as well as vocalist Lilia on ‘Limb To Limb’, ‘Voltaic Acid’ and ‘Momentine’. “For me the real focus was that the whole record flowed,” he says. ”I worked on each song sequentially and wouldn’t stop working on a session until they fitted together and told the story that I wanted to tell.”

Initial inspiration for the album came from a photograph of James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany Skyspace installation in Texas. “I looked at it every day for three years whilst making this record.” explains Howard, “People are sitting in what looks like a waiting room lit in a purple hue, looking up at the dark night sky through a rectangular hole in the ceiling. The image has so much depth and means so much to me.... it seems like we are all in that waiting room, waiting to be somewhere or go somewhere. That’s what I tried to encapsulate in this record.”

Turrell's influence extends to the album cover too, itself an homage to the artist’s groundbreaking work with light, shadow and perspective. Conceived by Creative Director and photographer Dan Medhurst and Owen Gildersleeve—an expert in hand-crafted illustration and set design—the build stemmed from a vision that Howard imagined: “I initially had an idea of a person, or group of people, in an impossibly large room set in a fog of pink looking into a void symbolic of a womb or amniotic sac,” he says. “We then ran with the idea of making a structure that had a deeper perspective, the ever decreasing octagon shape that suggests a sort of birth canal into the unknown.”

Support for Lapalux has come from the likes of Pitchfork, Mixmag, FADER, FACT, Dazed, SPIN, The Wire, A.V. Club and many more. With Benji B, Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne, Mary-Anne Hobbs and many others championing his music across radio.

Capping off last year with two standout performances at the Brainfeeder X showcase at Brixton Academy, and alongside Jacques Greene at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere, Lapalux is set to return with a new live-AV show—driven and delivered by his modular gear set-up—to present a cohesive light, projection and sound performance.

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Комментарии (10):

alphaq08 ноя 2019 в 09:52
Не такой эпический как альбом 2013 но не плох.
Tormaz08 ноя 2019 в 11:27
из EPишки - When You're Gone
послушайте второй трек Moments
вообще супер
а этот альбом нормальный.. достойный
Онтон08 ноя 2019 в 13:09
MjuSIC08 ноя 2019 в 13:13
...beauty album...must hear...
alphaq08 ноя 2019 в 15:32
Momentine так же подчеркну, зацепило, оставляю альбом, буду слушать
Im_Fe_Ram_ON09 ноя 2019 в 01:12
Protect, благодарю за FLAC на file-up!;)
ROMYL77709 ноя 2019 в 03:52
Очень понравился альбом, спасибо)
dukach09 ноя 2019 в 21:09
очень даже отлично! звук под настроение
moneydream10 ноя 2019 в 23:47был изменен
Оооооооо ДА этот альбом сделал этот день более ярким, думал что вообще ничего толкового не найду - а тут такой бриллиант.

Гипно-саунд, с волшебной атмосферой.

4Step14 ноя 2019 в 08:39
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