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Loraine James - Nothing - 12" Vinyl

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Artist:
Loraine James
Album:
Nothing
Batch:
11/12/2020
Format:
12" Vinyl

Product Description

Loraine James continues a prolific year with another head-melting EP, this time enlisting the talents of HTRK's Jonnine, NAAFI-signed producer and vocalist Lila Tirando a Violeta and Iranian rapper Tardast.

London's Loraine James could have sat on her laurels after last year's "For You And I", a timely album of futuristic experimental electronics that had critics frothing at the mouth. But no - on New Year's Day she kicked off the year with a mini-album of collaborations ("New Year's Substitution 2") and since then she's dropped an album of ditched album demos and two more EPs - May's "Bangers and Mash" and July's exceptional "Hmm". Now she's back on Hyperdub with a new EP, and it's completely essential.

Opener 'Nothing' pairs James with Uruguayan producer and vocalist Lila Tirando a Violeta who just dropped the ace "Limerencia" on NAAFI. The duo craft an otherworldly banger together, fusing trance synths with disembodied vocals and the kind of rolling, chest-bursting kick patterns James is beginning to make her signature. 'Marg' finds James offering a spooky overdriven backdrop to Iranian rapper Tardist's ASMR-adjacent Farsi rhymes and playing Autechre at their own game with flashbacks to "EP7".

The pick of the bunch is 'Don't You See It?', a near-ballad that features HTRK's Jonnine Standish on vocals. It's not an obvious matchup but works like a dream, with hazy vocal phrases circling stuttering beats that threaten to push into another universe. There's a fine line to walk when dipping in-and-out of pop and experimental sounds like this and Loraine James puts her contemporaries to shame making it seem completely effortless. So, so good.
A1Nothing
A2Marg
B1Don't You See It?
B2The Starting Point

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