Lapalux - Amnioverse

Brainfeeder Records / Ninja Tune

Lapalux is an electronic artist creating haunting, cinematic sounds from hand-made synths. His new album Amnioverse was inspired by a photograph of American artist James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany Skyspace installation, located on the Rice University campus in Houston, TX. “I looked at it every day for three years whilst making this record,” Lapalux says. “People are sitting in what looks like a waiting room lit in a purple hue, looking up at the dark night sky through a rectangular hole in the ceiling. The image has so much depth and means so much to me…. it seems like we are all in that waiting room, waiting to be somewhere or go somewhere. That’s what I tried to encapsulate in this record.”

Owen was approached to team up with photographer Dan Medhurst to create the artwork for the record. Together the pair explored form, light and shadow through the use of a miniature paper set created by Owen, using multiple layers to add depth and a warm haze of pink lighting to re-create that Turrell-esque atmosphere. Stills shot by Dan of model Sarah Sayuri Hare were then dropped into the set at a scale to add to the vastness of the image.

Alongside the record sleeve Owen designed a 28 page booklet, featuring some gorgeous shots by Dan Medhurst, alongside a series of icons created by Owen to represent each of the album's 10 tracks in a fittingly abstract graphic style.

Amnioverse is out on November 8 via Brainfeeder. Pre-order your copy here and listen to its gripping, atmospheric lead single ‘Earth’ on Spotify.

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