LAPALUX - Arkham, Shanghai


BRAINFEEDER, Flying Lotus' esteemed label of star-gazing futurist producers, is sending another mind-melding wizard our way. In the past few years we’ve seen FlyLo, Daedelus, TOKiMONSTA, Teebs andMONO/POLY take the stage in Shanghai. Next up, dropping in on Arkham:Lapalux!

Lapalux, born Stuart Howard, is an Essex native who crafts an accessible brand of atmospheric slow jamz. Under Brainfeeder, he has put out a number of EP’s as well as two LP’s, Nostalchic (2013) and Lustmore (2015). There is significant growth across his discography, which spans about a five year career, but all of Lapalux’s productions are tied together by his jittery chill-wave aesthetic.

Most tracks are beautiful patchwork pieces of texture-dense sound. There is a lot of fine-tuned sample work with injections of very soulful guest vocals. This music, easily referred to by many as “deconstructed pop songs,” can be remembered for its moments of shimmering beauty amidst waves of thick sonic sludge. Think off-kilter beats and mesmerizing synths. And of course in true Brainfeeder fashion, it all comes together in a highly synesthetic experience.

Another top-quality show for the electronically adventurous. Come check out Lapalux in Arkham as he takes the stage for his inaugural show in Shanghai.

LINE-UP: LAPALUX, DONN, ADO8, DAMACHA
DATE: Saturday, March 26th
VENUE: Arkham, 1 Wulumuqi Lu, Hengshan Lu
TICKET: 100RMB // 80RMB with STD Wechat Scan

 

来自英国东南小城Essex的苍白男孩Stuart Howard从小就有一个音乐梦。与俗套电影跌宕起伏情节不同的是,Howard第一次寄出的音乐样带就被Flying Lotus看中,并将他迅速囊入自己厂牌门下。从此,Howard摇身一变,成为唯一一个洛杉矶厂牌旗下的英国艺人Lapalux。

Lapalux对音乐氛围的掌控,灵敏如同黑暗中的盲人。他察觉不同节奏、鼓点细微的差别,顺滑的丝抑或颗粒质感的麻,仿佛在无光的世界触摸不同材质的纤维。恰到好处的变化、一丝痕迹也没有的衔接,这些微妙的差别在他的音乐里找到载体。流窜在空气中的声波卸下你的一切防备,迷幻的旋律在四方形的空间里升起蓝紫色的雾气。

Lapalux的音乐同时融合R&B的嬉皮,Soul的仙,House的回响,Hip-Hop的不羁。25岁的Lapalux已经发行Nostalchic与 Lustmore 两张专辑,并且与Lianne La Havas via Crystal Fighters,Bonobo, Tawiah, AlunaGeorge 和Speech Debelle等知名艺人合作。

Dummy杂志评价“Lapalux的音乐有丝质触感,缠绕在线圈上的音乐令人着迷地滑翔未知的世界”。Sonic Router评价“Lapalux或许是眼下最好的音乐人”。XLR8R 这样说“Lupalux的音乐像是来自异世界的R&B,不知来从哪个遥远星系传来,被这个大胆、创意无限的音乐设计师接收”。或许XLR8R的评价最好的总结了Lapalux,他的音乐体验是一场涂满奇幻色彩的太空遨游。