Album artwork for For You and I by Loraine James

London producer Loraine James grew up hearing everything from steel pan music to Metallica, jazz and electronica to drill and grime, and the results of this exposure can be heard on a rhythmically free flowing and sprawling album, with melodies evolving into rippling keys, feeling like a live jam with a jazz mentality, contrasting delicate with abrasive. Opener ‘Glitch Bitch’ brandishes swirling textures with undulating keys and compressed percussion. ‘So Scared’s glitched percussion and syncopated dub bass builds to a frantic meltdown melody. ‘London Ting // Dark As Fuck’ explores darker production with vocalist Le3 BLACK’s verses over the skeletal track. ‘Sensual’ reflects on intimacy with singer Theo capturing gentle love over ethereal keys and scattered glitches. The title track is also the most colourful, it’s ecstatic and effusive chaos driven by fervent synths expressing elation and joy, while ‘My Future’ is a more reflective moment, where warping synths wash in and out with compressed kicks. ‘For You And I’ is a deeply intimate offering, expressing happiness, anxiety, sensuality and fear through a vivid sound palette and experimental sense of rhythm.

Loraine James

For You and I

Hyperdub Records
Album artwork for For You and I by Loraine James
LP

$23.99

Released 09/27/2019Catalog Number

LP-HDB-045

Album artwork for For You and I by Loraine James
CD

$16.99

Released 09/20/2019Catalog Number

CD-HDB-045

Loraine James

For You and I

Hyperdub Records
Album artwork for For You and I by Loraine James
LP

$23.99

Released 09/27/2019Catalog Number

LP-HDB-045

Album artwork for For You and I by Loraine James
CD

$16.99

Released 09/20/2019Catalog Number

CD-HDB-045

London producer Loraine James grew up hearing everything from steel pan music to Metallica, jazz and electronica to drill and grime, and the results of this exposure can be heard on a rhythmically free flowing and sprawling album, with melodies evolving into rippling keys, feeling like a live jam with a jazz mentality, contrasting delicate with abrasive. Opener ‘Glitch Bitch’ brandishes swirling textures with undulating keys and compressed percussion. ‘So Scared’s glitched percussion and syncopated dub bass builds to a frantic meltdown melody. ‘London Ting // Dark As Fuck’ explores darker production with vocalist Le3 BLACK’s verses over the skeletal track. ‘Sensual’ reflects on intimacy with singer Theo capturing gentle love over ethereal keys and scattered glitches. The title track is also the most colourful, it’s ecstatic and effusive chaos driven by fervent synths expressing elation and joy, while ‘My Future’ is a more reflective moment, where warping synths wash in and out with compressed kicks. ‘For You And I’ is a deeply intimate offering, expressing happiness, anxiety, sensuality and fear through a vivid sound palette and experimental sense of rhythm.