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Loraine James (uk)

Friday, 01 Mar 2024

20:15 - 21:15Orpheum

British producer Loraine James recently released her album "Gentle Confrontation" on Hyperdub. And it is already clear that it will appear on numerous best-of lists this year. On it, James lays out cinematic soundscapes and interweaves them with warm, polyrhythmic beats and introspective songwriting to create irritatingly intimate, delicate numbers. Situated between IDM, R'n'B, abstracted jungle and footwork, jazz and ambient, the numbers are as fleeting as they are haunting. When James begins to sing, it is reminiscent of acts such as Dean Blunt - the expression is authentic and direct, the songs have a compelling but unagitated beauty.