The apex of the LP arrives at Ritual and the Coby Sey-featuring track Alien, both of which see James at his most explorative, driving tension into the album’
– Crack Magazine.
Today, London based experimental producer and composer Leifur James unveils his latest offering, ‘Ritual’. His most club ready electronic affair yet, ‘Ritual’ comes exactly one month prior to James’ eagerly awaited album, Angel in Disguise, due for release 5th June 2020 via Night Time Stories (sister label to the coveted ‘LateNightTales’).
The follow up to his cinematic, audio-visual piece ‘Angel In Disguise’, ‘Ritual’ is a sonic portrayal of circles and life moving through motions that sees Leifur James dive further into the electronic realm. Machine sounds and ethereal elements to get lost in, James’ unique take on electronica and deep techno adds new depth to the album narrative.
Angel In Disguise promises a masterful blend of harmonic vocals from James himself as well as nuanced electronic soundscapes and vibrant modular based percussion. This exciting project which has seen early support from the likes of CRACK, Mixmag, DJ Mag, Boiler Room 4:3 and more is expected to make waves and see James step up, exhibiting his discerning ear and production craft on a seminal label.
‘Ritual’ follows the video for album title-track ‘Angel in Disguise’, a collaborative piece with Balázs Simon (previously producing the critically acclaimed ‘Wurlitzer’ project which saw widespread support from the likes of Boiler Room, CLASH, Motionographer, the UK and Berlin Music Video Awards, the London Short Film Festival, Dublin International Film Festival and more) ‘‘Angel In Disguise‘ is one of the releases biggest statements yet – an audio-visual exploration of our damaged relationship with planet earth, soundtracked by James’ poignant melodies questioning our failure to respect mother nature. The piece stitches James’ complex emotional chords and Balazs’ desire to highlight the fragility of the world into a beautiful, short visual tale.
Delving into UK and European venues to showcase his ever-evolving live show, James’ tour has been rescheduled and will kick off October 2020 in Amsterdam’s Melkweg, before heading to his biggest London show to date at Village Underground, plus Berlin’s Burg Schnabel, and AB Brussels with further dates yet to be announced.
Leifur James‘ ‚Angel In Disguise‘ LP will be available 5th June via Night Time Stories