LAAPS 2020-2021

“… a permanent sonic and visual continuity…

Two years. four seasons, and 16 releases later, we’ve got this exclusive 60-minute mix showcasing each album put out on LAAPS, curated by Mathias Van Eecloo himself.

In this episode, Matt Emery chats with the Icelandic composer, Eydís Evensen, who has released her debut album, Bylur, on XXIM Records earlier this year.

“… I’m looking for objects with a story, linked to various people. Every tool I keep is linked to personal memories or has had a previous life…”

“… continuous modulation of all the parameters can create incredible sounds, cover an incredible spectrum of frequencies with wide presence, dynamics, and precision…”

“… I try not to force myself or become afraid of not finding what I need. Very often things just need a bit of time and a fresh mind…”

“The only thing for certain is that everything changes […] In order to master changes, we have to recover slowness, reflection, and togetherness.”

Marconi Union

Signals

… combining synthetic textures with organic sound, and merging the familiar with the unknown…

The Manchester-based trio of Richard Talbot, Jamie Crossley, and Duncan Meadows, create genre-boundary-blending soundscapes, that span textured ambiance, melodic electronica, and, dare I say, percussion-driven post-rock.

“There has always been a certain melancholy and nostalgia to my music; however, Lionheart possesses a feeling of rebirth and an audibly more hopeful tone when compared to my past work.”

October 31, 2021

What’s scary about this Halloween is not the number of drunk people who are running around London in questionable clothes, but the amount of music that keeps landing on my desk…

“… we are always trying to tell a story or create a cinematic adventure or experience in our work, and sound design is a huge part of how we create mood and atmosphere…”

4T Thieves

Raven’s Cottage

“… nostalgia-inducing electronica with glitch, lo-fi, and drifting synths…”

4T Thieves delves deeper into the rich vein of kaleidoscopic synthesizer lines and tranquilized hip-hop beats, a vibe the Sandison and Eoin brothers have so wonderfully encapsulated.

Ben Lukas Boysen

Siren Songs

“… a dismal and delicious sombre space, one which delightfully eclipses all the light…”

In this “Original Score for an Abandoned Video Game,” the Berlin-based producer explores a dark, dystopian, and sinister palette.

“… it gives me joy in making some analog sounds… it’s always a great moment for me to be away from a computer, which I already heavily rely on…”

“… the sonic sculpture is created within the composition and sound, smoothing and subtracting the superabundant and multiplying the necessary…”

… a set of hand-picked albums, EPs, and remixes that I have been listening to in the past couple of weeks…

Murcof

The Alias Sessions

… music of exquisite tension and ecstatic release…

Fernando Corona returns to The Leaf Label for the first time in thirteen years with a grandiose and visionary double album.

“… the wood of stringed instruments and the horsehair rubbing on the strings create many small sounds that make you really feel what happens when you play, and this is magical for me…”

Jason van Wyk

Threads

“… spreading, dissolving and forming, the elemental particles of this sound spin in an ongoing cycle of a gentle cosmic wind…”

Cape Town-based composer, producer, and pianist Jason van Wyk gets signed to Mike Cadoo‘s legendary Oakland-based n5MD imprint for his fourth studio release.