Community Service Presents: Lapalux + Daedelus Live |
April 23rd 2018 - Meta Hi Fi Soundsystem
Niche at Uptown Arts Bar - 3611 Broadway KCMO - 21+
First Tier of Tickets - $10
Second Tier of Tickets - $15
LAPALUX - London UK (Brainfeeder Records)
Stuart Howard, known to most as the longstanding and always-innovative Brainfeeder producer Lapalux, has experienced the kind of musical career that has the ability to leave individuals scratching their heads in equal parts wonder and admiration. After sending a simple spec email to Brainfeeder label owner and electronic music titan Flying Lotus back in 2010, Lapalux was quickly signed to the cult label where he released a stream of esteemed EPs and remixes for the likes of Bonobo, Andreya Triana, and Lianne La Havas amongst others, before his debut LP Nostalchic dropped in 2011.
The wide recognition Lapalux received early in his career easily attests to his abilities as a producer and artist on the vanguard of electronica, however this whirlwind success wasnt merely attained in the short year between his chance email and the achievements that followed. On the contrary, Lapalux began making music as a youngster living in Essex, where he picked up his first guitar at the age 11 and, as with much of the technique embodied in his music, took an unorthodox approach to music-making. Rather than simple strumming he began to manipulate, reverse, overdub, and subsequently record the sounds into an old computer his mother had bought. Thus marked a moment of instinct and ingenuity that would continue to delineate his sound.
For Lapalux, whose layered synths and explicit drum patterns can convey a message of strict precision, his process is actually one distinguished by intuition and improvisation, a method thats boded well in his endeavours scoring films and performance art pieces in his current home of London. Most recently, he composed the soundscape for ABSENT, a performance art piece presented by dreamthinkspeak in conjunction with the film festival LIFT, and later scored a piece for an art performance entitled Depart presented by the same organization. Set in a cemetery in East London, performers moved through Lapaluxs melancholic and decaying soundtrack, which would later become the impetus for his third full-length Ruinism.
DAEDELUS - Los Angeles CA
Like his mythological namesake, Daedelus is an inventor, a creator of sonic labyrinths. He recombines sounds from an eclectic palette into an innovative genre all his own.
Otherwise known as Alfred Darlington, the Los Angeles producer has over two-dozen releases on a variety of labels and collaborates with musicians in many worlds: electronic, jazz, hip-hop, etc. His music runs the gamut of emotion, alternately intense and mellow, exuberant and melancholy, danceable and introspective.
Daedelus has performed over a thousand shows for audiences on five continents, everywhere from Iceland to Istanbul. He is a founding father of the L.A. "Beat Scene," often playing the storied Low End Theory club nights.
Each live show is unique, employing Monome controllers and open-source software which allows for on-the-fly improvisation. The backdrop onstage is Daedelus' collaborative invention Archimedes, a robotic array of moving mirrors which reacts to and reflects the performance.
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Kansas City, MO 64111
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