Boomkat Product Review
Brainfeeder introduce their 2nd British signing with the highly accomplished 'When You're Gone EP'. Since releasing the 'Many Faces Out Of Focus' EP on Pictures Music last year, Lapalux has rapidly ascended the "one to watch" list, a fact surely warranted by these seven tracks of crystallized R&B/Eletcronic/Pop poised somewhere between James Blake, Flying Lotus and Panda Bear. He's got that killer knack for humanising synthetic sounds, able to imbue the most plastic melodic textures with a warm, fleshly tactility, yet he's equally adept at shaping the most vivid, artificial spaces. A jazz-warm soul lends a backlit luminescence throughout the EP, from the lonely night café ambience of '102 Hours of Introductions' to the silicon slyde of 'Yellow 90's', and the R&B/Pop-wise vocal harmonies of 'Gutter Glitter' and 'Moments' featuring Py, but for all its classic-sounding maturity, there's a sharply contoured finish which fans of forward thinking pop and electronica will love.