Loraine James

Gentle Confrontation: Vinyl 2LP


Release date: 22 September, 2023

‘Gentle Confrontation’, Loraine James's third Hyperdub album, opens a new chapter of her real and sonic life in which she examines her past and present. It's a positively languid, enjoyably disjointed set made while listening to her teenage favourites; math rock and emo-electronic such as DNTEL, Lusine and Telefon Tel Aviv. The album also features an ever more diverse set of peers, placing them in her unusual musical settings and drawing out sensitive and reflexive performances. At other times the album stretches out into a drifting ambience as if seeking a sense of bliss in the everyday. ‘Gentle Confrontation’ is about relationships (especially familial), understanding, and giving back a little grace and care, while the tone of the record criss-crosses watery ambience with denatured rhythm and asmr beats. These 16 tracks are Loraine's best work yet, and a personal and musical leap forward, delivering a totally unique vision of electronic pop music.

Side A
1. Gentle Confrontation  
2. 2003  
3. Let U Go ft. keiyaA  
4. Déjà Vu ft. RiTchie  

Side B
1. Prelude of Tired of Me  
2. Glitch The System (Glitch Bitch 2)  
3. I DM U  
4. One Way Ticket To The Midwest (Emo) ft. Corey Mastrangelo  

Side C
1. Cards With The Grandparents  
2. While They Were Singing ft. Marina Herlop  
3. Try For Me ft. Eden Samara  
4. Tired Of Me  

Side D
1. Speechless ft. George Riley  
2. Disjointed (Feeling Like A Kid Again)  
3. I’m Trying To Love Myself  
4. Saying Goodbye ft. Contour  

Vinyl LP