- The Pickle Factory
- Wednesday 17th Oct 2018
- 19:00 - 19:00
Leifur James will release his debut album in October through Late Night Tales’ artist label Night Time Stories.
'A Louder Silence' is the London-based producer and multi-instrumentalist’s first proper release, The album is both spacious and thought-provoking, energetic yet restrained, brimming with nuanced electronic instrumentals, dubby synths, and jazz breaks — creating an array of rich textures, complemented occasionally by James’ own soulful vocals. The album focuses on analog synths and warm acoustic instruments, all played by his own hand. It’s the product of a two-year spell in James’ home studio, with additional live drums recorded with Jim Macrae at London’s Old Paradise Audio.
Central to the album is the idea of space. James recalls the early advice of his uncle, a jazz guitarist, who features on “Uncle Blue”:“I remember him saying to me: ‘What goes in comes out,’” James says. “Every detail should be a worthy detail; sometimes nothing is better than something.” Moments of blissful, structured intensity are juxtaposed with stillness and near silence — dark and light; loud and quiet. This also forms the foundation for the album title: A Louder Silence reflects the dichotomy of finding pockets of stillness in a noisy world.
The result is 10 distinct tracks delivered as one coherent and well-structured long-player debut, set for release on LP, CD, and digital, on 5th October 2018. Live dates follow a debut live show earlier this year at the Jazz Café with Yazz Ahmed, including an album launch at London’s Ghost Notes in October.
Night Time Stories Launched in 2013 as Late Night Tales’ sister label for original artist releases. The label hosts a family of artists creating a timeless and diverse array of sounds, connected by a thread of authenticity and has featured the likes of Khruangbin, Rae & Christian, Garden City Movement and Chaouche.