One of Cadenza’s most valued artists returns to the Swiss imprint to disclose another quality and sonically strong output. Following the ‘Smokey’ EP on Cadenza’s sibling label Cadenza Lab at the beginning of the year, Laurent Bovey under his Laps moniker presents ‘Joyful Process’. Remaining ever relevant in today’s challenging electronic spectrum, Laps’s organic and intricate expressions through sound are a fine attribute to Cadenza’s catalogue.
EP title track “Joyful Process” takes us on a startling trip through Lap’s well crafted home of the dance floor. The archetypal piece of material to fuel an already frenzied atmosphere, “Joyful Process’s” relentlessly stampeding demeanour and hypnotic loopiness slot effortlessly into every early morning DJ’s playlist. Taking initially slight steps, vocal shouts bounce to the backdrop of a foot shifting percussion pattern. Unfolding the rhythm with impending hats, shakers and a proud kick, Laps addition of freaky moans and spiralling sirens add a hide and seek element to the arrangement. Joined at the half way mark by an unashamedly electronic melody, this heavyweight track knows its identity and explores intricate techno with pride.
On the flip, Laps delves deep into the soundtrack of a concrete jungle with the atmospheric and vision conjuring “This Broken Heart". Manipulating a concoction of sound bites that create tension and intrigue; dripping water, blaring horns and creeping footsteps are so vivid you can almost reach out and touch them. Riding its thundering ride through animated house, a choppy vocal hook arrives to inject the killer dose of funk into “This Broken Heart". Instantly pushing it up to the next level, the combination of robust beats, warped vocals and intricate sound bites once again see Laps pushing production boundaries.
A1 - Joyful Process
B1 - This Broken Heart