Leifur James - ‘A Louder Silence: Remixes’ EPCatalogue No. ALNLP53RX Released. 04/10/2019
The London based composer and producer Leifur James released his debut album ‘A Louder Silence’ in October 2018, attracting immediate support from Pitchfork, Mixmag, KEXP, XLR8R, Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM and BBC Radio 6 Music DJs - Mixmag 8/10, Future Music UK Album of the Month 9/10, Electronic Sound 9/10.
In April 2019 ‘Wurlitzer’ was the first piece of music he revealed from a new creative period after those sessions. The video was created by animator/director Balázs Simon, premiering on Boiler Room and was nominated for the BMVA Berlin Music Video Awards in the experimental music category, airing at the British Film Institute BFI Southbank London, watch here
In October 2019, he has prepared a remix EP of the debut album A Louder Silence, featuring a slew of the finest musicians in electronic music today. Bruce coming off the back of his hugely well received debut album for Hessle Audio has a “resymph” of Osho in typical mind-bending austere electronic style. Whities producer and Tirzah/Mica Levi collaborator Coby Sey reconstructs Suns of Gold with his sampler. Blueberry Records founder FaltyDL aka Drew Lustman contributes a deep, skipping 2-stepping reversion of Mumma Don’t Tell. Auntie Flo AKA Brian d’Souza flexes his world-club fusion on a shimmering remix of Salaninam. And London cellist, composer and Radiohead regular collaborator Oliver Coates reshapes Red Sea into a swirling post-rock noise, leading into a jazz-chamber music outro.
The 4 most DJ friendly cuts from FaltyDL, Bruce, Coby Sey and Leifur’s own remix were released as a highly limited edition 12”. In total, it’s a refreshingly diverse and creative collection of new approaches to Leifur’s source material.
A1. Mumma Don't Tell (FaltyDL Remix)
A2. Suns of Gold (Coby Sey Rework)
B1. Osho (Bruce's Resymph)
B2. Suns of Gold (Leifur Remix)
1. Osho (Bruce's Resymph)
2. Suns of Gold (Coby Sey Rework)
3. Mumma Don't Tell (FaltyDL Remix)
4. Salaninam (Auntie Flo Remix)
5. Suns of Gold (Leifur Remix)
6. Red Sea (Oliver Coates Remix)