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LISTEN: Holly Herndon - 'Fade'
The Quietus , October 12th, 2012 08:00

Track taken from composer/sound artist's upcoming album Movement

Holly Herndon is set to release her debut album Movement through RVNG Intl on November 12th. It finds her working at the boundaries of the human voice, piping it into her computer and digitally ripping it to shreds across a series of seven tracks that vary between rhythm-driven techno and beatless textural explorations. The label describes the LP as "hybridising experimental and dance music into hard-coded human sensuality", which along with the sound of the album itself, suggests the sinking of consciousness into laptop circuitry.

You can listen to a track from the album, entitled 'Fade', via the embed below.

Herndon is a musician/composer/sound artist who, having lived in Berlin for a few years, now lives in the States studying electronic music. Most of her work is done using the programming language Max/MSP, where she builds her synths and vocal effects from the ground up.

"The laptop is the most intimate instrument we have at our disposal," says Herndon in the text accompanying the album's release, "engaging and absorbing our confessions and inspirations. Its influence has both devastated and invigorated music as we know it. We've only just begun unlocking the possibilities at our fingertips. Those possibilities are what I work towards and against."