Lafawndah - Ancestor Boy

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I've been struggling to find records that really blow me away this year, and this seems to be doing the trick, so I think it deserves its own thread. Couldn't find much discussion on ILx about Lafawndah aside from a few votes for a collaboration with Midori Takada, which I will have to seek out, but in the meantime anybody got more info on her?

From her bandcamp blurb: "Lafawndah’s journey to her current incarnation as a devotional pop polymath has wound as unpredictably as her compositional style. Her traversing of musical and artistic milieus has been defined by a freedom of tone, surrealist sense of space, and assured manipulation of formal and psychological tension"

https://lafawndah.bandcamp.com/

emil.y, Friday, 17 May 2019 16:02 (one year ago) link

Nick (1/2 of Teengirl Fantasy) produced a bunch of these tracks, I think? He's very talented. I like this a lot better than her older stuff, tbh. Feels more assured.

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Saturday, 18 May 2019 02:14 (one year ago) link

I definitely think more of ILX needs to listen to this.

emil.y, Monday, 20 May 2019 13:40 (one year ago) link

It's in my 'to listen to' pile on Spotify! However, so are many other things :(

Jeff W, Monday, 20 May 2019 14:13 (one year ago) link

this seems pretty excellent. i liked the midori takada collab quite a bit.

adam, Monday, 20 May 2019 16:07 (one year ago) link

this is great - like Kelela but actually good. Parts of this make me think specifically of Bjork's "Hidden Place" too.

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 21:06 (one year ago) link

This is good but think I prefer the cuts with no or only intermittent beats, i.e. "Vous et nous", "Joseph" and the title track.

Jeff W, Sunday, 9 June 2019 14:18 (eleven months ago) link

four months pass...

Listening to this now after hearing a track in DJ Haram's RA mix, really nice. Kinda reminds me of Glasser but waaay better.

(also saw in looking it up that it got a pretty brutal pfork review)

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 16:44 (seven months ago) link

three months pass...

I'm just discovering this album now and um.... holy shit

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 16:24 (three months ago) link

three months pass...

Bumping because it's fantastic and everyone really should be all over this album

DJP, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 16:05 (two weeks ago) link

Ha, I missed your previous bump. It's how I felt about this record all last year - why are more people not crazy about this?

emil.y, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 18:22 (two weeks ago) link


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