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New music from Brainfeeder. Lapalux - ABOVE_BETWEEN_BELOW EP

I was watching a documentary on Tangerine Dream and Krautrock and this hits my inbox ! The warm soundscapes of ABOVE instantly reminds me of Edgar Froese and Klaus Schulze synthesizers sounds. Especially loving BETWEEN. Lovely grooves, sounds like something Theo Parrish would play…

Stuart Howard aka Lapalux surfaces with a limited edition ambient cassette on Brainfeeder, drawing inspiration from the journey through life, death and the afterlife, split into three movements "ABOVE", "BETWEEN" and "BELOW".  

"The process of making the record lends itself to the idea of a never ending cycle and a slowly developing loop, much akin to the feeling of what it is to be alive, to die, and the afterlife" he explains. "In order to portray this cyclic feeling I used a 4 track tape recorder and a looping cassette tape which I recorded short musical ideas on to. I then played them back at varied speed and would record another loop on another track and repeat this cycle till the 4 channels of audio could harmonically shift and blend into one another. Then I would use the fader controls on my 4 track recorder, whilst playing the audio back, to fade in and out the individual parts that form each movement. This is all recorded live and in one take."

 Breathe of fresh air Los Angeles based Brainfeeder label set up by Flying Lotus in 2008 when music was at an all-time with iTunes the only hope for downloads and pre Spotify and music streaming. Lapalux, Essex born UK producer of wonky downtempo electronica including classics Without You from the Nostalchic long player and Don’t Mean A Thing driving the Lustmore album. Cinematic music, hip hop, soundscapes. Space music, cosmic sounds.