Sounds move with curious steps in the music of Lapalux, the solo project of Essex’s Stuart Howard. His IDM and hip-hop influenced beat collages unfold like individual short stories, their layered tones playing into your emotions. The thud of bass pulses throughout his tracks, a steady stream of heartbeats that rise in and fall reaction to the excitement, the trepidation and the moments of calm reflection set by the marriage of vocal samples and experimental beatmaking. Listened to in succession, Howard’s material is a collection of individual moods, bound into a volume that could easily be titled, What It Feels Like To Be A Human.
WHP13: Flying Lotus, Zomby, Rustie, John Talabot, Jamie xx, Lapalux, xxxy, Elphino and moreFriday 13 December 2013Lapalux and 16 othersManchester, United Kingdom
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