Stuart Howard aka Lapalux has come up with something special for his first release with Cali’s finest, Brainfeeder. Having made his name with his Many Faces Out Of Focus EP and acclaimed bootlegs and remixes he returns with a seven track EP of such poise and beauty, one listen is enough to know you’re onto something special.
Lapalux bathes your brain in lush textures, surprising and explosive atmospheres set in unencountered, unearthly spaces, all somehow perfectly set against catchy rolling choruses informed by pop and commercial R&B. On the When You’re Gone EP he channels and refines his sound and shapes it into hazy, woozy emotion. Whether working with a singer like Py (on “Moments”), or deconstructing found samples and his own voice, Howard stretches, bends and warps sound to make soul – not plastic posturing but real emotion made of synthetic sound.
2012 is sure to be Lapalux’s break-through year. As well as his forthcoming releases for Brainfeeder, Howard is increasingly in demand as a remix artist (Fink, Mirrors, Bonobo, TEED Speech Debelle). XLR8R have just included 2 Lapalux tracks in their top 100 of the year. And if the raised cameraphones at his Plastic People show with Kutmah, Flying Lotus and Martyn are anything to go by, his live set is pretty impressive too….
“Like the R&B of another time and place, transmitted from an unknown planet in a distant galaxy into the mind of a wildly creative sound designer.” – XLR8R
“Fans of the Kimbies, James Blake’s ‘CMYK’, Four Tet, Bibio, FlyLo, Matthewdavid, Onra, Debruit and all those guys – meet your new favourite producer.“ – Boomkat
“Lapalux is probably one of the finest producers out there at the moment” – Oli Marlow, Sonic Router
“The Barry White of electronica.” – Errol Anderson, The Independent
When You're Gone
12" + MP3 (BF027)
When You're Gone
Japan Ltd. Edition CD + MP3 (BRC-343)
*LIMITED EDITION JAPANESE CD - INCLUDES BONUS TRACK*