Only recently have I noticed the hype that surrounds both Lapalux and Seams, so on paper this was the perfect evening to see what they have to offer. Both performers were good, both intricately busy with their MPC units and laptops, their music was without doubt the highlight of the evening. Unfortunately the majority of the crowd missed Lapalux’s intimate performance, something that I am sure will not be happening in the near future.
Upon entering room 2 it was clear that label founder Alex Clapworthy had put a lot of time and effort into it. An array of projector screens hung from the ceiling illuminated with jarring and voyeuristic images, babies screaming, kinky girls, an impaled pig and couple of wet patches glimmered throughout the night, very Gilbert & George. The highlight for me were the projections and animations onto the stage where Seams and Lapalux performed, the addition of the hanging cuboid added that extra dimension and depth.
Of course Pictures Music is all about the imagery behind the label and I really appreciated how they incorporated this into their night. Despite the small crowd this was an enjoyable evening of some fine music.
Photos by Sophie