Label: Black Hole Records
Release Date: 26.02.2021
To date, Loolacoma (aka Aleksandra Khvaleev) has lent her ethereal, unforgettable – and possible now even unmistakable – tones to a dozen or more of Pavel’s works. With vocal resonances touching on everything from Portishead to Nina Simone and a production that at times echoes DJ Shadow, Goldfrapp and others, ‘Dismay’ weaves its spectacularly lament-laced spell. Cultural, political or personal – the exact meaning to Loolacoma’s lyrics are left deliberately implicit, leaving ‘Dismay’s exact meaning open to the individual’s interpretation.
Take a listen to Paraframe & Loolacoma – Dismay (Pavel Khvaleev Extended Remix) here:
While we said “not initially floor-centric”, Pavel Khvaleev remix does see the noir Grandmaster place it on a clubfloor footing. Looped vocal cuts, ominously warped pitch bends, uncompromising bass and jacking rhythms all conspire to set light to the darkest corners of the club.
PARAFRAME and Loolacoma’s sombre but sumptuous ‘Dismay’ is out today and is available to stream or buy here (https://pavelkhvaleev.complete.me/dismay).
01: Pavel Khvaleev presents PARAFRAME & Loolacoma – Dismay (Original Mix)
02: Pavel Khvaleev presents PARAFRAME & Loolacoma – Dismay (Pavel Khvaleev Remix)