Whatever the Weather

Whatever The Weather - Whatever the Weather
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2022 Ratings: #86 / 330
User Score
Based on 63 ratings
2022 Ratings: #82
Liked by 3 people
April 8, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ambient, IDM / Genres
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Loud and Quiet
A bit like watching a city from a bus window with your headphones on, it’s all familiar time and space, just flowing differently; and that’s exactly what Loraine James does, whatever the name she chooses.

Whatever The Weather is fortunately distinctly Loraine James; an unexpected new step of diverse experiments, and a perfect companion to a spring as of yet undecided on showing its face.


Even when she's still working with high BPMs, James lets the tracks on this album breathe in a way that she doesn't on her other releases, making Whatever the Weather a standout in her rapidly growing catalog.

Adopting a new alias, UK electronic musician Loraine James swaps out jagged beats for ambient textures and sketch-like improvisations mapped to different lines on the thermometer.

Exiting the club through a mountain range, Loraine James’ alter ego quickly attains a soaring ambience. ‘Whatever the Weather’ is not a complete departure from her previous work, rather an amplification of her gorgeous, soft possibilities. The cover, sun rising over an ice-cap, poignantly expresses the visceral glimmer of the record, visualising the effects that occur when warm meets cool, or vice versa. For a theme that could have internally clashed, James’ ear for ... read more


Music to fall asleep/daydream to


Whatever The Weather is the ambient alias of revolutionary electronic producer, Loraine James. Ambient doesn't fully capture the essence of this album though. Yes, these songs are more mellow than the grime-infused club tracks James is known for, but they are too energetic to be considered wholly ambient. "17°C" bustles with city sounds and a giddy beat. "30°C" and "36°C", the warmest songs on the album, are similarly frenetic. Meanwhile, ... read more

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Added on: February 2, 2022