JAMES, LORAINE

NOTHING EP (HYPERDUB)

JAMES, LORAINE - NOTHING EP 142305
Format:
1 12"
Release:
02.10.2020
Label:
HYPERDUB
Genre:
Electro/Funk
Kat.-Nr.:
142305
Barcode:
5055869593717
Loraine James follows up 2019's acclaimed 'For You And I' album with a new four track EP, `Nothing'.

Her chosen collaborators empathetically extend the feeling in her music with their own unique energies; Uruguayan singer and producer Lila Tirdo a Violeta, Farsi language rapper Tardast, and HTRK front-woman Jonnine Standish.

The arc of the EP starts with Lila Tirdo's numb, repeated vocal on the title track. On `Marg', meaning "death" in Farsi, the tense drama of Tardast's despairing poetry describes the hopelessness of refugee experience, cold chords rolling sympathetically around his words.

Jonnine shifts the mood with `Don't You See It?', recounting a moment of clarity which allowed her to leave a destructive relationship, Final track `The Starting Point` finds Loraine solo, with punched in bass and chaotic drums pushed through fxs that settle into a plaintive piano melody, the first and only instrument she says she's able to play "properly".
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. NOTHING (FT LILA TIRANDO A VIOLETA)
  • 1.2. MARG (FT TARDAST)
  • 1.3. DON'T YOU SEE IT? (FT JONNINE)
  • 1.4. THE STARTING POINT