Lapalux (a.k.a Stuart Howard) will release his fourth album on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder next month.

Amnioverse revolves around notions of fluidity; the idea that birth, life, death, and rebirth is a never-ending continuum. Howard channels these ethereal ideas through a new and ever-expanding modular synth set-up, injecting human emotion, and layering recordings of weather, wind, rain and fire, lending an elemental, celestial feel to the composition.

While 2017’s Ruinism was about sonic wreckage and deconstruction, with Amnioverse, Howard took a different approach, basing each track around a snippet of spoken-word from “friends, lovers, and ex-partners,” and building the music around it.

He also reconnects with Icelandic vocalist JFDR (real name Jófríður Ákadóttir) as well as vocalist Lilia. “For me, the real focus was that the whole record flowed,” Howard says. ”I worked on each song sequentially and wouldn’t stop working on a session until they fitted together and told the story that I wanted to tell.”

Initial inspiration came from a photograph of James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany Skyspace” installation in Texas.

“I looked at it every day for three years whilst making this record,” Howard explains. “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.”


01. Oblivion
02. Voltaic Acid
03. Momentine
04. Earth
05. Hellix
06. Thin Air (feat. JFDR)
07. Limb To Limb (feat. Lilia)
08. The Lux Quadrant (feat. JFDR)
09. Amnioverse
10. Esc

Amnioverse is out November 8 on Brainfeeder, with “Earth” streaming in full below.

Artwork by Dan Medhurst and Owen Gildersleeve