Lapalux can count Benji B amongst his biggest advocates, and has garnered a reputation for making groovy electronica and jazz-influenced ambient music - typically the kind of music which might cushion your fall after an all-nighter of higher tempo. With 2 LPs already under his belt, the Essex-based producer returned with his third offering ‘Ruinism’ which was released on Brainfeeder on 30th June.
Lapalux recently supplied Jamz Supernova with an exclusive Midnight Mix for her BBC Radio 1Xtra show. The mix includes several cuts from the new album, plus tracks from Clams Casino and Lory D.
Listen-back here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05bwq1p
Since his last LP, he’s invested heavily in hardware and made a conscious effort to migrate away from computer production, and this is evident in the finished product. The album feels less finished and more raw than previous material. In ditching attempts to produce a faultless record, Lapalux has discovered that perfections lie in imperfections. This new direction posed a risk in that it might have alienated long-term fans. But no great artist ever achieved much without upsetting the apple cart. Ruinism also features an impressive support-cast, including Louisahhh! and GABI. Although these contributions elevate their respective tracks and boost the package overall, they never feel like they’re stealing the spotlight. Irrespective of whether this is too much of a departure from previous work, the artistry will resonate with true fans. This is still experimental, intelligent electronic music.
Lapalux undertakes a 20+ date Autumn UK & European tour in October and November, kicking-off in Brighton at Patterns on Tuesday 10/10/17.