Lapalux returns to the US with his new live setup for his first North American tour since 2016, stopping in town for a special Brooklyn show this Saturday 4/28 @ Elsewhere!!
Listen to his latest loosie here.
“Lapalux’s previous album Lustmore (2015) was partially inspired by the concept of hypnagogia, a suspension of consciousness occurring between wakefulness and sleep. Throughout Ruinism the British producer takes this exploration further, journeying onward to the more ominous limbo space between life and death. In this liminal space where the finite and infinite intermingle, Lapalux (aka Stuart Howard) sounds more at home than ever. Ruinism is all sonic wreckage and rubble created using only hardware and real instruments. The sound simultaneously destroys and redeems itself across a tight and formidable forty-eight minutes.
“‘Ruinism’ is a made-up term I use to describe the way in which blended sound palettes and inspirations interact with one another to form this album,” Lapalux explained of his process. “I would record synths and drum hits and re-sample, re-pitch, twist and blend the sound until it was ‘ruined’ and then salvage it again in an attempt to make something coherent.”
Following the release of Ruinism in June, Lapalux quickly returned with new music in the shape of The End of Industry EP – the premise of this EP was to make something that resembled the current automated world we’re now living in. “Computerised machines are now taking over a vast majority of industrial tasks and this EP is a window into that transitioning world,” he elaborated.< The End Of Industry EP's sonic palette comes from, in part, self-modulating and self-generative modular patches and from played in, recorded motifs and instrumentation as well as heavy editing. "Having this human touch and adding a human aesthetic shows that human interaction is still necessary in the process of creation and manipulation. This EP is my take on the idea of the Human vs the Machine."" Via BroadwayWorld.