London electronic experimentalist Loraine James has announced a new album, Building Something Beautiful For Me, which “reinterprets, reimagines, and responds to” the work of minimalist composer Julius Eastman. To that end, Loraine collaborated with the late composer's brother Gerry Eastman to rework some of Eastman's original works. She also employed the 2015 biography Gay Guerrilla by Renee Levine-Packer and Mary Jane Leach. The lead single "Maybe If I (Stay On It)" is a direct reference to Julius Eastman's 1973 piece "Stay On It." Listen below.
Building Something Beautiful For Me is Loraine James's second album this year, following the April release of a self-titled project under the name Whatever The Weather (and an EP with TSVI called 053). Last year she released Reflection, and quickly thereafter started working on Building Something Beautiful For Me. The album is out on October 7 via Phantom Limb (pre-order). Check out the album art and tracklist below.