Laneous - Elsewhere / Flawless
To celebrate Record Store Day 2020, ?Soul Has No Tempo? are pleased to announce the forthcoming release from local lame boy, ?Laneous?.?Elsewhere?/?Flawless? will arrive in all it's 7" vinyl glory, the double A side marking a temporary detour from the exotica/soul excellence of 2019's ?Monstera Deliciosa? (?Album of The Year Nominee â€“ 2020 Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards). Elsewhere?/?Flawless? are two on-the-fly ideas, born in the brain of ?Laneous? and brought to life in the studio with Melbourne's engineer-extraordinaire, ?Nick Herrera ?(Hiatus Kaiyote, 30/70, Nai Palm).Co-producing the track with ?Laneous?, they took a similar approach to that of their ?Sunny Side Up (?Brownswood Recordings?) contribution, ?Nice To See You.? A process ?Laneous? is fond of, he brought renowned Australian drummer ?Alon Ilsar? in to lay down the backbone of the tracks, with intention to build on that and see where their two studio days took them.A process not for the faint hearted, ?Herrera? often took the lead, drawing the ideas out of ?Laneous? and capturing the magic that ensued. The two tracks are as different as they are similar, both a collision of inspiration and improvisation â€“ a space where ?Laneous? truly shines.Writing, producing and playing all instruments bar drums, Elsewhere? takes it back to the simplicity and excellence of an easy listening pop track that moonlights as a groove-heavy, soul/fusion jam.? Flawless?, a club banger in its purest form, steps the energy up a notch, driven by a pounding 808 kick with hints of Neptunes era Kelis and Amp Fiddler-esque influence, bubbling beneath the surface.His ability to switch between genres and styles so fluidly and naturally is on full display here, providing a shiny glimpse into the brain of one of Australia's most versatile musicians. Although a highly respected and influential artist and musician in his community - with a career spanning over 10+ years leading cult bands ?Laneous & The Family Yah?, ?Kafka?, ?Kooii? & ?Vulture St Tape Gang ?- 2019? ?marked a change of pace for ?Laneous? with the release of his highly anticipated record Monstera Deliciosa?, produced by ?Paul Bender ?of ?Hiatus Kaiyote?.The album caught the attention of radio hosts and DJ's across the globe and at home, leading to a ?Victorian Music Award? nomination for Soul Album Of The Year? and more recently, nominated for ?Album of The Year? at ?Gilles Peterson's 2020 Worldwide Awards?.With a 2020 UK/EU summer tour on the horizon, along with a second album in the works, it's hard not to feel as though ?Laneous? is just warming up.