In a few short years Laurel Halo has demonstrated an unnerving ability to question established idioms in electronic music. Throughout her body of work the Michigan-born producer has expressed musical representations of merged dualities — spirituality in the inorganic, space in the claustrophobic, hope in dread. As a result there’s something uncanny about Laurel Halo’s sound — the sonic templates may change, but the challenging of divides remains.
Laurel Halo returns to LP format after two critically acclaimed EPs with the driving, meditative ‘Chance of Rain’. Evolving from earlier works, it’s a cerebral exploration of the intersection between rhythmic and ambient music, drawing together moments of movement and stillness, psychedelia and presence of mind. On ‘Chance Of Rain’, rhythms melt 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.
Artist: Laurel Halo
Title: Chance Of Rain
Format: Double LP / Digital / CD
Date: 28 October 2013
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04. Chance Of Rain