British producer Lapalux (aka Stuart Howard) has announced the release of a new album. Ruinism will be out on June 30th via Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder.
His previous full-length, “Lustmore” was partially inspired by the concept of hypnagogia, a suspension of consciousness occurring between awake and sleep states. Throughout Ruinism he 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.
We already shared “Rotted Arp”; “Flickering” is the new excerpt that features Icelandic singer Jófríður Ákadóttir (JFDR) of the bands Gangly, Pascal Pinon and Samaris. Listen below.