Review // Lapalux – Nostalchic

Lapalux
Nostalchic
Brainfeeder // March 25th

Truly an album of two halves, the schizophrenia of this record makes it difficult penetrate. Initially we’re faced with a glitchy, disjointed and absurdly abstract world which engulfs tracks, such as ‘Guuurl’, that deserve to stand out more. So the breath of fresh air that is ‘Swallowing Smoke’ brings palpable relief; picking up where the likes of Air France left off and revealing where Stuart Howard’s real talents lie. When embracing the R’n’B edge to his work more fully, he glimpses at the brilliance displayed in outro ‘O E A’.
Jess Partridge