Lapalux will release his third album, “Ruinism”, on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint on 30th June 2017. His previous long player, “Lustmore” was partially inspired by the concept of hypnagogia, a suspension of consciousness occurring between awake and sleep states. Throughout “Ruinism” the British producer takes this exploration further, journeying into the more ominous limbo between life and death. In this space where the finite and infinite intermingle, Lapalux sounds more at home than ever.
“‘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,” he explains. Using 100% hardware and real instruments for the first time in his career, he recorded synths and drum hits and re-sampled, re-pitched, twisted and blended the sound “until it was ‘ruined’” and then salvaged it again in an attempt to make something coherent.
Lead single ‘Rotted Arp (feat. Louisahhh)’ imbues this idea more aptly than any other track on the record according to Lapalux. “It sums up the whole idea of this record… having Louisahhh’s vocals made me think of this track as a much more meaningful piece and helped me push it further and further into a developed abstract dance track”.
Recruiting Marielle Tepper as Creative Director on “Ruinism”, the physical formats include a superlative and strictly limited edition deluxe vinyl 2LP produced in collaboration with Parisian atelier Imprimerie du Marais. It’s available to pre-order now.
STANDARD 2LP : 180g heavyweight black vinyl in printed inner sleeves housed in a 5mm spined sleeve with matt laminate finish. Artwork by Marielle Tepper. MP3 download code included.
INDIES ONLY DELUXE 2LP : 180g heavyweight solid blue vinyl in printed inner sleeves housed in a 5mm spined sleeve with emboss and spot gloss detailing. Artwork by Marielle Tepper. MP3 download code included.
02. Data Demon (feat. GABI)
03. Petty Passion
04. Rotted Arp (feat. Louisahhh)
05. Falling Down (feat. JFDR)
07. 4EVA (feat. Talvi)
08. Essex Is Burning
09. Flickering (feat. JFDR)
10. Running To Evaporate
11. Phase Violet
Brainfeeder LP: BF061 DEL LP: BF061X