Free Album Offer Details

Free Shipping on all albums

Free Shipping on all other orders over $75

Whatever the Weather: Whatever The Weather glacial Clear

Artist: Whatever the Weather
Title: Whatever The Weather glacial Clear

Free Ground Shipping on Orders Over $75

Frequently Bought Together

Whatever the Weather: Whatever The Weather glacial Clear

Total Price: $83.97

Secure Checkout
100% Money Back
100% Authentic
Easy Returns
Artist: Whatever the Weather
Title: Whatever The Weather glacial Clear

1. Product Details

Loraine James kept busy in 2020 processing the years turbulence through her art. The North London producer started a monthly show on NTS radio shared several projects on Bandcamp and recorded two Hyperdub releases the Nothing EP and Reflection the proper LP follow-up to her 2019 breakthrough For You and I which landed James then a teaching assistant by day the top spot on year-end lists by Quietus and DJ Mag. She also returned to a distinct creative terrain uncharted since her teenage years. In contrast to her club music sensibilities this mode embraces keyboard improvisations and vocal experimentation foregoing percussive structure in favor of shaping atmosphere and tone. From this divergent headspace emerged new coordinates and climates a new outlet: Whatever The Weather. A longtime fan of ambient-adjacent Ghostly International artists such as Telefon Tel Aviv who shed ask to master the album HTRK whose singer Jonnine Standish features on Nothing and Lusine whom she remixed at the start of 2021 James saw the label as the ideal home for this eponymous album of airy transportive tracks as they began to formulate. The titling on Whatever The Weather works in degrees simple parameters allowing James to focus on the nuances as a mood-builder. Her suspended universe fluctuates freezing thawing swaying and blooming from track to track. James describes her jam-based approach for the sessions as free-flowing stopping when I felt like I was done allowing her subconscious to lead. The improvisations have an intrinsic fluidity to them akin to sudden weather events passing over a single environment - the location feels fixed while the conditions vary.The album opens at 25C a sunshower of soft hums and keys. As the longest piece it serves to establish stability the inflection point where any move above or below this temperate breeze breaks the bliss. Given James proclivity for organized chaos in her production this scene is fleeting naturally. From that utopia we plummet to the most melancholic read on the meter 0C its isolated synth line traversing a hailstorm of steely beats and static. Next the dial jumps for the propulsive standout 17C. Like a timelapse of springtime in the city the single accelerates across a frenzy of frames car horns screeching brakes and crosswalk chatter fill the pauses between rapid jolts of multi-shaped percussion.For portions of the work James leans neo-classical rendering pensive vignettes of cascading piano keys and warm delay. 2C Intermittent Rain ends the A-Side on a short and stormy loop a resulting sense of reset permeates the B-Sides opener 10C. The producer mingles intuitively on echoed organ locking into and abandoning atypical rhythms that suggest her jazz-oriented interests. 4C and 30C display the range of James vocal experiments. The former chops and pitches her voice to a rhythmic otherworldly effect the latter reveals James at her most straightforward she cites Deftones Chino Moreno and American Footballs Mike Kinsella as inspirations singing tenderly and unobstructed for nearly the duration before beats collide in the climax.Whatever The Weather closes at 36C while a sweltering heat by any standards the track eases along comfortably on a chorus of synth waves acting as an apt bookend for this evocative sky-tracing collection that started in a similar state. Cyclical seasonal and unpredictable true to its namesake.

1.1 25C
1.2 0C
1.3 17C
1.4 14C
1.5 2C Intermittent Rain
1.6 10C
1.7 6C
1.8 4C
1.9 30C
1.10 36C

H 0.22
W 12.18
L 12.32

2. Shipping and Delivery

If your order contains multiple items, it may ship from different warehouse locations. Tracking information will be sent as items are shipped. 

We make every effort to ship your order as soon as possible. However, please allow 1-3 business days for your order to process when calculating delivery dates.

Standard Shipping: allow 7-10 business days for delivery. Albums will be shipped via USPS Media Mail; all other products via UPS or FedEx Ground.

Expedited Shipping: allow 2-5 business days for delivery. Albums will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail; all other products via UPS or FedEx 2-Day Air.

Overnight Shipping: allow 1-2 business days for delivery. All products will be shipped via UPS or FedEx Next Day Air.

Shipping is available to the 48 contiguous United States. We are unable to ship to International, PO Box, or APO/FPO addresses. 

3. Return Policy

We offer a 30-day money back guarantee on all products purchased from All items must be returned as new in their original packaging, including all accessories and cables. Missing items will be charged based on suggested retail prices. All returns must be accompanied by a valid return authorization number (RMA) issued by Victrola. If an RMA is not obtained prior to shipping, the returned product will be refused and returned to sender. Shipping cost is not refundable and returns must be shipped prepaid by the customer. There is a 15% restocking fee that will be calculated based on the price of the product once the item is refunded. 

To set up a return for refund please visit Please be sure to include your order # and reason for your return when submitting your request. 


All items must be returned as new in their original packaging, including all accessories and cables. Missing items will be charged based on suggested retail prices.

Album returns: If you have received damaged, defective, or incorrectly shipped merchandise, please notify Customer Service within 30 days. We will gladly replace the merchandise without additional charge, or provide you with a full refund.

If you are unsatisfied with your purchase and the merchandise is unopened, we will be happy to exchange it for you. No refunds will be given on opened albums, unless damaged or defective. Original shipping and handling charges are not refundable, and you will be responsible for all costs associated with return shipment.

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews Underline
Back to Record Store