"In Laurel Halo terms, the 18 month wait between 2013's "Chance Of Rain" and her latest masterpiece seems like a lifetime. Fear not though, the prodigious and productive Michegan native shows no sign of ringrust, delivering her strongest, most coherent LP yet for this Honest Jon's debut. By the time the thunderous, dislocated organic beat of "Situation" reveals itself, you're already hooked into a hypno-dance, nodding, bobbing and weaving away to the sinuous subs, mellow keys and spectral textures. The distorted ambient of "Leaves" acts as a palate cleanser before the off kilter array of metallic synths and industrial artefacts of "Nebenwirkungen" and blown out percussion of "Drift" take us on a psychoactive trip to a dystopian rave. "Nah" opens the second half with a dislocated fusion of Pepe Bradock's deep house and fractured technoid beats while "Shake" layers filtered modem sounds over a percolating rhythm before the deepest warmest subs imaginable flood through your system. As the journey nears its end the full frequency experimental assault of "Nimrud" paves the way for album closer "Focus I" an immersive shoulder roller which takes the broken jazz house of Floating Points into a whole new sonic domain. Stellar stuff from the mighty Laurel Halo." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | UK| 2015| HONEST JON'S RECORDS | 17.90

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