Leifur James releases his debut album through Late Night Tales’ artist label Night Time Stories. A Louder Silence is the London-based producer and multi-instrumentalist’s first proper release; his two earlier singles feature on the record. The album is both spacious and thought-provoking, energetic yet restrained, brimming with nuanced electronic instrumentals, dubby synths, and jazz breaks — creating an array of rich textures, complemented occasionally by James’ own soulful vocals. While James’ early unreleased work was singularly electronic, A Louder Silencefocuses on analog synths and warm acoustic instruments, all played by his own hand. It’s the product of a two-year spell in James’ home studio, with additional live drums recorded with Jim Macrae at London’s Old Paradise Audio.