Leila ‎– Like Weather

Rephlex ‎– CAT 056 CD
CD, Album, Clip-shut Case

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Something
Vocals – Luca*
2 Don't Fall Asleep
Vocals – Luca*
3 Underwaters (One For Keni) 3:24
4 Feeling
Vocals – Donna Paul
5 Blue Grace
Flute [Alto] – Dan LipmanVocals – Roya*
6 Space,Love
Arranged By – Akbar AliViolin [Outro] – Benet Walsh
7 Knew
Vocals – Luca*
8 Melodicore 5:21
9 So Low...Amen
Vocals – Luca*
10 Misunderstood
Vocals – Donna Paul
11 Piano-String 2:33
12 Won't You Be My Baby,Baby
Trumpet – Gabriel WalshVocals – Luca*
13 Away
Vocals – Luca*

Companies, etc.


  • Edited By [Additional Post - Production]Mr. James*
  • Written-ByAuger* (tracks: 12), Paul* (tracks: 4, 10), Santucci* (tracks: 1, 2, 7, 9, 13), Sutton* (tracks: 12), Arab* (tracks: 5)
  • Written-By, Recorded By, Mixed ByLeila


Additional post production edits and sonic wizardry by Mr. James and Paul at Pork's.

Track 12 contains sample taken from the album "Open", track "Break It Up". Appears courtesy of Brian Auger (misspelling Brian Augur on back cover) , Roger Sutton, BMG Music Publishing International Ltd and Polydor Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5027238005626
  • Matrix / Runout: CAT056CD 01 %
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L132
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0485

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CAT 056 CD Leila Like Weather(CD, Album, Promo) Rephlex CAT 056 CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
CAT 056 LP Leila Like Weather(LP, Album, TP) Rephlex CAT 056 LP UK 1998 Sell This Version
CAT 056 LP Leila Like Weather(LP, Album) Rephlex CAT 056 LP UK 1998 Sell This Version
CAT 056 LP, LEILA 1 EP Leila Like Weather(LP, Album + 7", Ltd) Rephlex, Rephlex CAT 056 LP, LEILA 1 EP UK 1998 Sell This Version


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April 29, 2020
It's a great down tempo album. It's not IDM though despite being a Rephlex release.


March 19, 2015
How did such nonsense end up getting released on Rephlex?


May 9, 2008
This is definitely one of the best electronica/trip-hop albums of all time. While on first listen, it might sound like a swampy, lo-fi mess, Leila's ear for off-kilter melody and beats will come out after repeated listens. The vocalists are all top-notch, with her sister, Roya, also providing vocals for Archive and Grooverider, and her favorite collaborator, Luca Santucci, peppering releases by Plaid, Herbert, Playgroup, and others.

Despite the pedigree of some of her cohorts, nothing quite matches the gritty home-spun trip-hop of <i>Like Weather</i>. From Leila's baroque/IDM workouts to the raw soul of the vocal numbers, it makes for a full-length experience that I have probably listened to over a hundred times now. Anyone who frequents this site would be remiss not to own a copy of this album in some format. Pure genius.


July 18, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
Leila quit art school to tour as Bjork's keyboardist before moving into production. Her solo debut album is a slice of experimental electronica that attempts to combine the soundscapes of IDM with indie/alt style vocals, and it works. (The only other successful effort I can think of is Jamie Lidell and Cristian Vogel's Super_Collider work.)

Twisted instrumentals with sweeping synths and AFX style beats sit alongside trip-hop cuts with rough male crooning or smooth female vocals. The enigmatic lyrics add to the mystic, melancholic tone. It's somewhere between Aphex Twin and Portishead; in fact, people didn't know where to place it when it came out, and it stills holds its own against anything recent in IDM or vocal electronica.