ALBUM TITLE: War Is Over
GENRE: Deep House / Modern Fusion
CAT NO: NBTWN011
RELEASE DATE: 24.08.18
FORMAT: Vinyl Sampler + 2×12″ singles / Japan CD / Digital
Alexander Lay-Far, one of the most prolific and in demand music producers in Russia, is about to release his long-awaited 3rd studio album “War is Over”! Deeply personal, honest, emotional and uncompromising album boasts the exciting collaborations with the likes of Stee Downes, Jesse Futerman, Pete Simpson, Riddim Research Lab, Phil Gerus, Andy Compton and Recloose.
After a slew of successful releases on the ever so great Local Talk, Leng Records, G.A.M.M., Razor N Tape, BBE among handful other labels, Lay-Far is releasing a 100% DIY product on his own imprint In-Beat-Ween Music.
The result of “War Is Over” – is the profound revaluation of personal and music experience, the reflection of the rich tapestry of cultures and influences woven together and defining Lay-Far’s artistic journey: Chinese roots and Russian mentality, B-boy past and exploration of Dub, fascination with Post-Punk and UK Hardcore, passion for House and Broken beat, Old School Hip-Hop and Soviet Jazz Funk. This time Lay-Far surpasses the expectations, creating a multi-layered yet integral album where edges between genres and scenes are consciously blurred. A gem of “modern fusion” as Motor City Drum Ensemble best described it!
“War Is Over” brings to the forefront the laconic arrangements, extensive use of space and special attention to the sound texture, while retaining Lay-Far’s trademark warmth and roughness, knack for perfect grooves, variety of rhythms, melodicism and overall funkiness. Crammed with quotes, allusions and hidden “Easter eggs”, it will keep the die-hard fans busy till the next album is out.
It is an exciting and dynamic music journey, where uplifting and life-affirming dance numbers (PPL LV and Sweet Mess) go hand in hand with socio-political commentaries (Decentralized Spiritual Autonomy, Market Economy VS Culture), conscious and spiritual messages (Be The Change, Forgiveness Is Bliss), crossover dance-floor bangers (Blow My Mind, The Pressure – The Release), personal accounts of emotional struggle (Never Good Enough For You, Over), dubbed out aural explorations (Draw The Curtains) and thoughts about eternal (Vast and Infinite, Sirius Rising). Add here a pinch of irony and you have a body of work that will appeal to both the discerning fans and new audience alike!