There’s also an underlying restlessness, a desire to push further into the technical and emotional possibilities of synthesised sounds. So it is with Ruinism, which represents an artistic breakthrough for the musician and a breaking down of his traditional working methods. Tracks are made with instruments and drum machines for the first time, the sounds then recorded, sampled, manipulated, re-built and blended. It’s an approach that mirrors Lapalux’ interest in ideas around creation through destruction, and yields some of the most affecting and absorbing music of his career to date.
Ruinism is out now via Inertia.