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Ruinism Limited 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl 2LP Set


Label: Brainfeeder
Release Date: 30 June 2017
Format: LP Double Vinyl

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Lapalux Ruinism Limited 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl 2LP Set

Lapalux's previous LP, "Lustmore" was partially inspired by the concept of hypnagogia, a suspension of consciousness occurring between wakefulness and sleep. Throughout "Ruinism" the British producer takes this exploration further, journeying onward to the more ominous limbo space between life and death. In this liminal space where the finite and infinite intermingle, Lapalux sounds more at home than ever. Much of "Ruinism"'s inspiration was born out of a theatrical score Lapalux (aka Stuart Howard) wrote for the performance art piece "Depart" which was performed in an East London cemetery. The aptly named project served as genesis for a direction wrought with doom and melancholia. "Ruinism" is all sonic wreckage and rubble created using only hardware and real instruments. The sound simultaneously destroys and redeems itself across a tight and formidable forty-eight minutes. "'Ruinism' is a made-up term I use to describe the way in which blended sound palettes and inspirations interact with one another to form this album," Howard explains. "I would record synths and drum hits and re-sample, re-pitch, twist and blend the sound until it was 'ruined' and then salvage it again in an attempt to make something coherent." Amidst the brutal landscape that Lapalux (de)constructs, he makes room for softness and slivers of beauty that, as with most things subtle and delicate, inevitably cut through even the harshest of environments and juxtapose the rigid exterior that characterizes most of the record. There's a warm elevation across the female-driven tracks that, as it unfolds, stand in stark contrast to the industrial and often discordant beginning of the record, most noticeable on cuts like the menacing 'Data Demon' and chilling opener 'Reverence', which was inspired by French Dada artist Frances Picabia's 1915 painting of the same name. This pattern of disintegration and recovery is one that reaches far beyond Ruinism; our current world feels unknown, in-flux, and consistently worn away yet we continue to salvage what's left of it - we find possibility amongst the wreckage and seek relics of hope and coherence in the chaos and somehow manage to emerge on the other side. On "Ruinism", through all of its bleak primitivism and reclaimed beauty, Lapalux does just that.

Featured Tracks:
1. Reverence
2. Data Demon (Feat. Gabi)
3. Petty Passion
4. Rotted Arp (Feat. Louisahhh)
5. Falling Down (Feat. JFDR)
6. Displacer
7. 4EVA (Feat. Talvi)
8. Essex Is Burning
9. Flickering (Feat. JFDR)
10. Running to Evaporate
11. Phase Violet
12. Tessellate
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