Lapalux - Amnioverse
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Based on 51 ratings
2019 Ratings: #803
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November 8, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Brainfeeder / Label
Ambient Pop / Genres
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Some good moments amongst what is otherwise a largely inconsistent album. I like his experimentation with UK garage / DnB but wish there was less of the female vocal that reappeared throughout.
Lapalux adds another dissonant and ethereal entry to his ever experimental discography. The somewhat industrial and rough edge of Ruinism and End Of Industry is replaced with a nostalgic, UK garage vibe, reminiscent of acts like Burial and Four Tet. Some melodies pierce with incredible force, others fade away without much impact. It isn´t his best release, but Im sure repeated listens will reveal the inner workings of this record, providing clarity to a few questions I still have.
Lapalux at his finest with this release.
I’ve only listened to this a few times and may be missing some of its subtler aspects, but my impression at the moment is that it’s good, enjoyable, weirdly soothing, but not as complex or rewarding as Lapalux’s previous releases. Sonically it’s warm and a bit nostalgic; thematically, it seems to be reimagining limbo (or purgatory?) as a positive space brimming with creative potential. Which is cool.

Fave track is probably the single, “Earth,” though there ... read more
although this album experiments a bit with some glitchy production, it lacks depth and, quite honestly, any sort of appeal to me. while listening to it, i silently questioned myself for not choosing yeule or fka twigs instead.
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Track List

  1. Oblivion
  2. Voltaic Acid
  3. Momentine
  4. Earth
  5. Hellix
  6. Thin Air (feat. JFDR)
  7. Limb to Limb (feat. Lilia)
  8. The Lux Quadrant (feat. JFDR)
  9. Amnioverse
  10. Esc
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Added on: October 9, 2019