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Amnioverse

by Lapalux

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Norris_Raider Lush on all levels. The artwork and vinyl package design and concept blew me away nearly as much as the music. Well done all involved....a real keeper
dnaw
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dnaw Every song feels cyclical and is ALIVE! Favorite track: Voltaic Acid.
xpercipio
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xpercipio bunch of great songs on this.. changed my favorite to voltaic acid. really pretty album Favorite track: Voltaic Acid.
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FLVZ Worldclass! Theres no end point for this record, you could play it forever and not notice! Favorite track: Thin Air (feat. JFDR).
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Sisepuede Productions Going back to your roots with this album. You are a genius and a huge inspiration to me Lapa, keep it up my friend. I love all of your music ! <3 Grateful Favorite track: Momentine.
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Andreas Tölle the design itself is a reason to catch this rec. Lapalux at its best. AMAZING record. A blast.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Double LP pink splatter vinyl housed in an 8mm spined gatefold sleeve with silver foil detail. Includes 28 page large format booklet - 30 x 30cm - with spot gloss detail on front cover - and MP3 download code. Photography & Creative Direction by Dan Medhurst. Artwork & Set Design by Owen Gildersleeve.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Amnioverse via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD softpack. Photography & Creative Direction by Dan Medhurst. Artwork & Set Design by Owen Gildersleeve.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Amnioverse via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Oblivion 03:17
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Voltaic Acid 05:44
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Momentine 06:04
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Earth 04:58
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Hellix 04:48
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Amnioverse 04:06
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Esc 03:36

about

Lapalux (aka Stuart Howard) returns to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder for his fourth album. “Amnioverse”—“a sort of portmanteau of the amniotic sac and the universe,” he explains—revolves around notions of fluidity; that birth, life, death, and rebirth is a never ending continuum.

He channels these ethereal ideas through a new and ever-expanding modular synth set-up, injecting human emotion, and layering recordings of weather, wind, rain and fire, lending an elemental, celestial feel to the composition. While 2017’s “Ruinism” was about sonic wreckage and deconstruction, with “Amnioverse”, Howard took a different approach, basing each track around a snippet of spoken word from “friends, lovers, and ex partners”, and building the music around it. He also reconnects with Icelandic vocalist JFDR (Jófríður Ákadóttir) who returns for two tracks on ’Thin Air’ and ‘The Lux Quadrant’, as well as vocalist Lilia on ‘Limb To Limb’, ‘Voltaic Acid’ and ‘Momentine’. “For me the real focus was that the whole record flowed,” he says. ”I worked on each song sequentially and wouldn’t stop working on a session until they fitted together and told the story that I wanted to tell.”

Initial inspiration for the album came from a photograph of James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany Skyspace installation in Texas. “I looked at it every day for three years whilst making this record.” explains Howard, “People are sitting in what looks like a waiting room lit in a purple hue, looking up at the dark night sky through a rectangular hole in the ceiling. The image has so much depth and means so much to me.... it seems like we are all in that waiting room, waiting to be somewhere or go somewhere. That’s what I tried to encapsulate in this record.”

Turrell's influence extends to the album cover too, itself an homage to the artist’s groundbreaking work with light, shadow and perspective. Conceived by Creative Director and photographer Dan Medhurst and Owen Gildersleeve—an expert in hand-crafted illustration and set design—the build stemmed from a vision that Howard imagined: “I initially had an idea of a person, or group of people, in an impossibly large room set in a fog of pink looking into a void symbolic of a womb or amniotic sac,” he says. “We then ran with the idea of making a structure that had a deeper perspective, the ever decreasing octagon shape that suggests a sort of birth canal into the unknown.”

Support for Lapalux has come from the likes of Pitchfork, Mixmag, FADER, FACT, Dazed, SPIN, The Wire, A.V. Club and many more. With Benji B, Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne, Mary-Anne Hobbs and many others championing his music across radio.

Capping off last year with two standout performances at the Brainfeeder X showcase at Brixton Academy, and alongside Jacques Greene at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere, Lapalux is set to return with a new live-AV show—driven and delivered by his modular gear set-up—to present a cohesive light, projection and sound performance.

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released November 8, 2019

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