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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.

*In a world in which upstart DiY talent is flooding the gates of electronic music, a few recent voices have been so strong as to be startling. Lapalux - AKA 25-year-old Stuart Howard - is certainly one such. As singular as a brilliant artist always should be, his instinctive understanding of the atmospheric power of texture grips the ear immediately on listening. ‘Nostalchic’ is his debut album, mission statement, and the climax of many years of studying his craft. The amalgam of words that make the title is aptly, and perhaps knowingly chosen. The album evokes nostalgia without ever sounding nostalgic, and Howard may have had his tongue in his chic when he added the second half of the title. The album is his most focused document to date, adding his beloved R&B and soul into elements of house and hip hop, all with the trademark Lapalux finish; infectious, lopsided swing and achingly deep texture.

*12/19/2013 update


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  • AV_Virus320

    new album is fire [2]

    Yesterday 6:14pm Reply
  • ArcticWonder

    This guy is a saint for real!

    20 May 8:46pm Reply
  • bkelleher

    it's on Spotify now.. hoping to get my vinyl soon as well! Sounds great.

    8 Apr 3:18pm Reply
  • kateure

    soooooo niiiiiiice

    8 Apr 2:29am Reply
  • jbp06c

    well at least its good and nice to listen to, but i agree that nostalichic is one or two spots ahead, but lustmore is good, its nice, with two or three great tracks

    7 Apr 8:31am Reply

    The Bristol Sound Webradio > on air!

    5 Apr 9:49pm Reply
  • Vjunkie

    Lustmore is a great album. Love all songs.

    4 Apr 12:40pm Reply
  • DM09

    fuck oath

    3 Apr 9:16am Reply
  • Sh4DoWX

    Absolutely loving Lustmore, probably just as much as Nostalchic. There really isn't a weak moment on it to my ears!

    1 Apr 6:02am Reply
  • jack_rae

    Obvs Teebs. But who else?

    31 Mar 7:31pm Reply
  • jack_rae

    Any other sample based lo-fi recs like this dude? I want to feel like I'm floating through Vaseline soaked cassettes

    31 Mar 7:30pm Reply
  • eadwinn

    Yup, it's a notch or two worse than Nostalchic. Still some really cool stuff on it.

    31 Mar 3:25pm Reply
  • xxxKillianxxx

    im past the half of the new record and i expected much more.. gotta check out nostalchic then

    31 Mar 9:07am Reply

    Lustmore 9/10, Nostalchic 11/10

    30 Mar 2:49pm Reply
  • letuchiy

    новый альбом очень крут!

    30 Mar 8:06am Reply
  • Swaytek1

    New album. Dear lord this is amazing.

    29 Mar 8:07pm Reply
  • quartvelia

    'don't mean a thing" — it's something from another world

    29 Mar 7:59pm Reply
  • c6ck

    new album is fire

    29 Mar 6:36pm Reply
  • jbp06c

    Damn, those singles are amazing, he has gotten better with each release, i didnt think he could top nostalchic, but if these singles are any indication, man is awesome

    26 Feb 6:06pm Reply
  • bkelleher

    new Lapalux album ‘Lustmore’ out 7th April 2015 via Brainfeeder. So pumped for this.

    28 Jan 4:26pm Reply
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