Raw Silk Uncut Wood Laurel Halo

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Label: Latency

Genre: Electronic

Subgenre: Electronica

Artist: Laurel Halo

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  • 1Raw Silk Uncut Wood10:00
  • 2Mercury03:56
  • 3Quietude02:32
  • 4The Sick Mind04:24
  • 5Supine01:27
  • 6Nahbarkeit10:07
  • Total Runtime32:26

Info for Raw Silk Uncut Wood

Laurel Halo’s new cut provides a meditative and cinematic listening experience: Inspired by her recent work with Dutch design studio Metahaven – for which she scored the film ‘Possessed‘, ‘Raw Silk Uncut Wood‘ also draws its roots from the work of late writer and poet Ursula K. Le Guin, with the record title directly referencing her translation of millennial old Chinese text Tao Te Ching and this particular quote: “What works reliably is to know the raw silk, hold the uncut wood. Need little. Want less. Forget the rules. Be untroubled.”

Featuring Oliver Coates on cello (also present on the soundtrack of ‘Possessed‘ and 2014 feature ‘Under The Skin‘) and New York-based composer Eli Keszler on percussion, ‘Raw Silk Uncut Wood‘ is Halo’s first material to come out in 2018 after her acclaimed album ‘Dust‘, released last year on Hyperdub. In the label’s words, the record presents “six instrumental pieces that form a meditative, cinematic listening experience“, offering a “plurality of melancholy and happiness“.

Laurel Halo, vocals

Laurel Halo
Heavy, mutilated strains of electronic music with influence from the sounds of Detroit, UK and Germany – Laurel Halo’s music is shapeshifting, moody and ecstatic. The Michigan-born and Berlin-based artist has been a mainstay of the London-based label Hyperdub, who released her breakout, divisive debut album Quarantine in 2012. The record received critical acclaim, and was named Wire Magazine’s Album of the Year. Since then she’s released two more albums – 2013’s Chance of Rain for Hyperdub, 2015’s In Situ for Honest Jon’s – and toured extensively with a live hardware PA. In addition, Laurel hosts a regular show on Berlin Community Radio, having originally cut her teeth as a freeform DJ on the legendary WCBN-FM station in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has collaborated with John Cale, Julia Holter, David Borden, Daniel Wohl, and Metahaven among others.Halo has also composed the soundtrack for Still Be Here, a Transmediale/CTM film commission starring the Japanese virtual popstar, Hatsune Miku, which debuted at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and was most recently shown at the Barbican Hall in London. Her latest album, Dust, is due out on Hyperdub in late June.

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