Stuart Howard aka Lapalux returns with his second EP for Brainfeeder, a further, deeper journey into fractured emotion, tape experiments and mutating states of consciousness.
❝Lapalux is one of the few artists who’s managed to escape the dreaded second album not holding up to expectations set by the first conumdrum. Instead, Lapalux manages to pull you even deeper into his world, a softer, more intimate side of his world on his second release for LA’s Brainfeeder. Though only an EP, the five tracks on Some Other Time could be on repeat for days, gently melting into the folds of your brain and making a permanent home there. So I guess I’ll have another…
These beautiful, amorphous glinting, synth-filled colors, rickety, crackling shapes and across the spectrum sounds from droned vocal samples to deep funk-hop grooves, scattered with layered instrumental arrangements all floating around each other, like a mobile hanging over a child’s crib. It’s all so delicate, like he used the finest of needles to prick each sound from a sea of twinkling possibilities.
Lapalux has crafted a recognizable sound, while evolving his depth of understanding and growing as an artist. I asked Stu what a 12 year old Lapalux would think of his music, and he said, “I don’t think he would get it. I didn’t know what good music was at that age.” I can appreciate that. In awe of Some Other Place and the opportunity to get to watch an artist evolve with such grace.❞ 8/10 – Dre
Lapalux’s Some Other Place is out now via Brainfeeder. Buy it.
p.s. That chick on the cover is 14. I know, that’s what I said.