Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Laurel Halo – Sunlight on the Faded (Hyperdub)

On her new single, Laurel Halo proves herself to be a genius of the cracked and warped pop song as much as an experimental electronic artist.  ‘Sunlight on the Faded’ continues from her work on the album ‘Quarantine’ with its deeply weird but emotionally evocative tale of dislocation.  This is a beautiful but uneasy take on human impenetrability and emotional distance.  The music is a frantic wobble of sub bass, computer glitch and lush synth.  This machine element works in contrast to Halo’s nakedly honest and unadorned singing voice, a perfect counterpoint to the alien software mangling beneath it.
Laurel Halo continues to be one of our most intriguing contemporary electronica artists.

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