Laurel Halo Quarantine on LP
Since 2010's King Felix EP and into 2011's highly lauded Hour Logic EP, Laurel Halo has developed a self-contained take on electronic music, collapsing the boundaries between ambient, pop, synthetic psychedelia, dub and the techno music of her Midwest roots. Fixed stylistic territories fold in on themselves, time quickens, her music is meant for transit, body listening and loud sound systems.
Quarantine, her debut album and first release on Hyperdub, is her most focused and evolved recording yet. This is an album of transporting songs, various altitude shifts via effecting pop-concrete, built on a rich synthesis of intuitive but exacting electronic abstraction, bass pulse and heartfelt songwriting.
Like her previous releases, Quarantine slams ambient suspension and disorienting detail up against each other. The 12 songs here operate as complex vacuums, airborne harmony and movement met with incidental noise and sub bass pressure, sample details and synth lines as trails across a mutilated sonic topography.
Laurel Halo Quarantine Track Listing:
5. MK Ultra
12. Light + Space