Get The Funk Out: A candid chat with Nevaris A.C. of Loud Apartment

Published By
thebigtakeover
Feb
12
2021

It is difficult to capture the sheer breadth of the band sound with easy generic labels. Can you explain how the sound came together and how it has evolved into what we hear on this album? Nevaris A.C: The sound is built around the drums, bass and vocals more than anything else. Lockatron, Bill Laswell and I recorded those rhythm and voice tracks first and foremost. All the other tracks were overdubbed on top of that foundation. The extended improvisations are one of my favorite parts of the record and that was about Peter Apfelbaum. DJ Logic and Will Bernard getting a chance to stretch out musically over the foundation. So that combination is what made the sound what it is.

SLEEP DEPRIVED MUSIC REVIEW: LOUD APARTMENT

Published By
chasingdestino
Dec
16
2020

I want to listen to this album while doing something proactive. This music makes me want to get up and change – myself and the surroundings. The revolution has to start somewhere so why not with “System Breakdown?”

Loud Apartment: Review of System Breakdown

Published By
rockshock
Dec
14
2020

[Translated from Italian] The lyrical aspect of the work almost seems to invoke an awakening of consciences and the rebirth of the force of aggregation between human beings, a feeling that over time has been increasingly put aside. Guilty. From an instrumental point of view, that of Loud Apartment is a fresh and energetic kaleidoscopic DJ set with fusion arias: the eight tracks of the release give life to an intoxicating journey, full of velvety groove nuances and vintage colors, with sounds that have their roots. sonorous in the pulsations and hypnotic basses of the Jamaican afro-beat dub, in the old reggae strings and in the languid funky soul samples of Motown.

Review: ‘Loud Apartment’ ‘System Breakdown’

Published By
whisperinandhollerin
Dec
9
2020

"The album closes with the 9 minute long Dub Enough, so spark up a fat one sit back and let them slowly nail you to the couch with almost Nyabingi style percussion and shakers for the keyboards to float and explore... this will sound mammoth on a proper loud system as the flute helps you get deep into that zone of spectral keys...as the vocals finally come back in as the cry for revolution gets louder and we all want a peaceful sane world once more.

NYC’s Loud Apartment brings funk and dub to the masses

Published By
thebigtakeover
Dec
7
2020

This year has been a big one for Bill Laswell and the many projects he is involved in. The latest of these to come to our attention is NYC-based funk art collective Loud Apartment, who has released their new long-play, called System Breakdown, Not only was this album produced by Laswell, but so too is the world-class bass legend a member of this collective, led by funk-dub visionary Nevaris A.C. Recorded at Orange Music in West Orange, New Jersey, this is Loud Apartment’s second studio album and the first with the current lineup. With a unique fusion of funk, soul and rock with Latin, reggae, dub and hip hop influences inspired by growing up on the old upper west side, this record ought to appeal to fans [ … ]

System Breakdown – Loud Apartment (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Published By
dancingaboutarchitecture
Dec
7
2020

Spend any time listening to the lyrics of any song you choose on this latest album by NYC funk fusionaries Loud Apartment and you will realise that they have something to say. Listen to the whole album and you realise that they have a lot to say and across a wide variety of social subjects. And important things too. 70’s punk based a whole movement around the fact that they were vaguely bored. 90’s punk created a soundtrack for a generation who didn’t want to tidy their bedroom. Imagine what would happen if people got behind much needed rabble-rousers and social revolutionaries as these guys... Enough is Enough gets to the heart of the band’s outlook on this album and on life [ … ]

Loud Apartment: System Breakdown

Published By
elsantodelrock
Dec
7
2020

(Translated from Spanish) System Breakdown is, more than a collection of songs, a compilation of emotions of a universal nature in these times in which unemployment and the urge to sustain not a lifestyle, but life itself, forces us to mix in different contexts and project the different needs of human beings by nature.

Loud Apartment on ‘System Breakdown,’ DJ Logic, Social Justice & Sonic Evolution

Published By
thepopbreak
Dec
7
2020

"In short, Loud Apartment has taken a massive leap as a band. Every facet of this band has been realigned and reimagined. They’ve found a way to be a band with a message, but also a band continues to creates absolute head bopping anthems. It’s a fine line to walk and this band has found a way to do it was panache."

NYC funk fusionaries Loud Apartment release ‘System Breakdown’ LP, produced by Bill Laswell

Published By
exhimusic
Nov
22
2020

“System Breakdown” refers to the collapse of the systems meant to protect citizens during a time like this. Access to healthcare. Access to a vital financial lifeline after the collapse of the live music industry during the pandemic. The album also takes aim at the incompetence and negligence of the current administration in the first two songs. Most of us in the band, as well as our circle of friends and fellow musicians, are hurting financially because of the pandemic. We wanted to address this in the music beyond ourselves personally, addressing the collapse of the existing system as a whole.”

Loud Apartment/System Breakdown album review

Published By
ondarock
Nov
21
2020

ondarock Translated from Italian: "The lineup is an unstoppable sequence of intoxicating funk-rap grooves, elegantly arranged thanks to Apfelbaum's saxophone and Laswell's mastery, a true genius when it comes to creating a sound that holds funk, rock, dub, rap and jazz together. "No Justification" at the opening of the disc seems the hymn that Michael Franti has been trying to write for more than twenty years: bass and drums build the groove, voice and saxophone support the melody, while the [turntables] and the guitar move in the background creating the suspension of the atmosphere of the piece.