Lapalux’s debut album is out now through Ninja Tune. Nostalchic has been much expected after the release of his previous works the EPs Some Other Time, and When You Are Gone released on 2012 through Brainfeeder. Lapalux first official work was the EP Forest released in 2008.
“Guuurl” was the first single released from Nostalchic, it spread like free espressos and grappa after dinner on a Saturday evening before partying, and it was a reasonable reaction given the beauty of the track.
The promo of Nostalchic says “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. Nostalchic is his debut album, mission statement, and the climax of many years of studying his craft. His most focused document to date, the album evokes nostalgia without ever sounding nostalgic, 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.”
Sure thing to all they say, just let’s keep it real, many pop stars have started their careers with much strength before they have even say hi. It is not to discount value from the work of Lapalux, but let’s support Lapalux with elegance better. (Promoters sometimes could be dangerous for music, and I do like Lapalux music so much I think it deserves respectful words more than mad promotion.)
To continue with more sounds by Lapalux to enjoy. Listen and download the set he did for Fact magazine, and listen to this interview of BBC Radio One that ends with a pretty groovy mix by the luminario himself.
More about Nostalchic. Lapalux told to The Fader that the cover is a collage of photos of his parents. and him and his sister growing up, he sliced them and got them together. Each one is then a little piece of his memories. Now you know, I bet the cover opened like a window in your imagination.
The seventh track of Nostalchic “Without You” is the standout single, with vocals by Kerry Leatham. The single comes along with a Radio Edit, plus “Guuurl”, and “Swallowing Smoke” in an special edition available on Ninja Tune. And it got its own video.
Finally, the cherry. Nostalchic is now available for listening on Resident Advisor. Thanks RA!.
But if you are like me a convinced follower, then you can go straight to buy it on Ninja Tune there you can find the vinyl, the CD, and the digital edition (cool detail: they kept it chic for real and avoid the cassette edition too).
If you still want more of Lapalux, go to his website and tell him.