In a world in which upstart DIY talent is flooding the gates of electronic music, a few recent voices have been so strong as to be startling. Lapalux - aka 25-year-old Stuart Howard - is certainly one such. As singular as a brilliant artist always should be, his instinctive understanding of the atmospheric power of texture grips the ear immediately on listening. Nostalchic is his debut album, mission statement, and the climax of many years of studying his craft.
The amalgam of words that make the title is aptly, and perhaps knowingly chosen. The album evokes nostalgia without ever sounding nostalgic, and Howard may have had his tongue in his chic when he added the second half of the title. The album is his most focused document to date, adding his beloved R&B and soul into elements of house and hip hop, all with the trademark Lapalux finish; infectious, lopsided swing and achingly deep texture.
“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
"RT @Tom_Bears: Bear's top new tune selection: Guuurl - [from the Album "Nostalchic"] by @Lapalux https://t.co/A7n9pLSMbW on #SoundCloud"Fri Dec 19 00:52:18 2014
"RT @vulpxx: "the hours" by @Lapalux is still the most well put together track ive heard from a producer"Fri Dec 19 00:52:13 2014
"RT @elcapitanwilkin: .@Lapalux delivering, as per usual. #nowplaying #movement https://t.co/H6jvkzIR17"Fri Dec 19 00:52:10 2014
"RT @againstgiants: One of our favorite remixes of 14' @Lapalux - DNY GLVR https://t.co/FKnuzoQwDy #brainfeeder #np"Fri Dec 19 00:52:07 2014
"⛪️ http://t.co/I6jT7P4YKX"Wed Dec 17 21:43:28 2014