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Video: Laurel Halo – Jelly

Laurel Halo’s Jelly is taken from the forthcoming Dust LP out 23/6/17 on Hyperdub. Featuring vocals by Klein and Lafawndah. Video by Bureau Borsche.

Laurel Halo & Hatsune Miku – Still Be Here


Still Be Here is a hybrid performance piece featuring Hatsune Miku, collaboratively created by five artists from various disciplines: sound artist Mari Matsutoya, composer Laurel Halo, digital artists Martin Sulzer and LaTurbo Avedon, and choreographer Darren Johnston.

Read more here.

Terepa – August 8th


In alphabetical order, Terepa is no less than: Rashad Becker, Charlotte Collin, Lucrecia Dalt, Laurel Halo, Julia Holter, Kohei Matsunaga, and Grégoire Simon. Following a method conceived by Kohei Matsunaga (aka NHK’Koyxen) years ago out of a desire to collaborate with people living distantly, the seven artists recorded two sessions in disparate locations across Los Angeles, Berlin, Osaka, and Paris, the only creative parameter being that they all begin recording simultaneously for a twenty-minute period and that they use no means of communication or monitoring outside of their own telepathic capacities. The recordings were later gathered, layered, and mixed, resulting in two lucid, essentially chance-based compositions that Other People is thrilled to present pressed to two sides of white vinyl. The septet repeated the process for a drawing session, the result of which is printed directly onto the surface of record.

Side-one begins with murky piano, soft-plucked strings, delicate, high-pitched drone, and the sound of distant brass, all working in remarkable counterpoint. The whole slow-cooks and smears over fifteen-minutes, with recognizable timbres melting away and pooling into a milieu of pitched face-relations. Side-two is lighter, aerated by faint voice, subby purr, dull chimes, and bulbous trombone accents. While one artist’s signature may simmer to the top for a moment, the gravitas lays in how all seven voices fold together, warping into a swampy, mist-brushed ecosystem that, value of parts given, is more than the sum.

Released by Nicolas Jaar’s Other People on 13 July 2015.

Factory Floor – Turn It Up (Carl Craig / Laurel Halo Remixes)

Carl Craig and Laurel Halo have each reinterpreted the first single from Factory Floor‘s debut album. "Turn It Up" is turned inside out by Laurel Halo who slows it down and warps it into an almost unrecognizable shape. Carl Craig takes the skeleton of the song and makes it even more bare bones – minimal and slinky – stripping back most elements and doubling up on a thumping 4/4 heart beat. The band’s debut album for DFA has already become a breakout and critically acclaimed record of 2013. These stellar remixes help cap off a great year for the band and lead them into lots more to come in 2014.

Available now wherever digital downloads are sold. As always, High quality digital downloads available at DFA Direct.

Laurel Halo – Ainnome

"Ainnome" is the trippy first taste from Laurel Halo‘s forthcoming album "Chance Of Rain", due out on Hyperdub on October 28. Get weird with it below.