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Laurel Halo: New Album Details
The Quietus , August 20th, 2013 12:32

Halo follows up last year's Quarantine album with second full-length for Hyperdub

Laurel Halo has announced the impending release of her second full-length album, the follow-up to last year's Quietus favourite Quarantine and her recent Behind The Green Door EP. Titled Chance Of Rain, it will again be released through Hyperdub, on 28th October.

It continues Halo's run of prolific form over the past few years. Since 2011's King Felix EP, her music has shapeshifted into a number of different, each equally involving, configurations, from electronic pop and the intricately constructed semi-ambient songs of Quarantine to saturated, hazy club music and, on Behind The Green Door, "liquid techno woven from strands of molten glass and water vapour, somehow simultaneously monolithic and freakily unstable." (read our review here).

For Chance Of Rain we're promised something slightly different again, which sounds in part kindred to her recent live performances. "Evolving from earlier works, it's a cerebral exploration of the intersection between rhythmic and ambient music, drawing together ideas of movement and stillness, psychedelia and presence of mind," reads the text accompanying the album's release. "On Chance Of Rain dance tracks are imbued with unpredictable structures, ambient drift and deep harmonic passages, while keyboard-based interludes reinforce both the far-out and contemplative aspects of the record as a whole."

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