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Factory Floor – “Turn It Up (Laurel Halo Remix)”

Laurel Halo followed up her stunning album Quarantine this year with Chance Of Rain, which marked a return to her techno roots. This remix of Factory Floor’s “Turn It Up” finds Halo in an airier and looser mode, though the unpredictability of the whole thing keeps it captivating throughout. It some ways it plays like… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 9, 2013 - 11:24 am

Stream Laurel Halo A Chance Of Rain

Brooklyn synth quease-queen Laurel Halo stays busy. A year ago, she released her dense, nauseous, generally just off album Quarantine, and she’s already set to follow it up with a new LP called A Chance Of Rain. First single “Ainome” sounded like the ghost of Detroit techno chasing you through an abandoned catacomb, and now… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 21, 2013 - 12:36 pm

Laurel Halo – “Ainome”

The last time we got to hear a full Laurel Halo album was 2012’s Quarantine, a record that was beautiful, grotesque, and one of the best albums of the year. She’s back with a new one titled A Chance Of Rain and it’s a bit different. “Ainome” is a good signifier of what to expect… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 25, 2013 - 11:02 am

Laurel Halo – “Sex Mission”

The foreboding synth experimenter Laurel Halo named her new EP Behind The Green Door after a famed ’70s porn movie, and the latest track she’s shared from it is called “Sex Mission,” so maybe there’s a theme developing here. Or maybe not; the eight-minute “Sex Mission” — like “Throw,” the last track she shared from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 17, 2013 - 2:51 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: April 2013

After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix — MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. — in March we finally came upon a solution that pleased everyone: all of them. And so, for you, here is the month’s music, whittled down to its very best, via each of the aforementioned mediums, limited only… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Laurel Halo – “Throw”

The first we heard from Laurel Halo this year, after a monumental 2012, was a remix of John Cale’s “Living With You.” Now she is back with her own material — an EP slated for release next month — and the first offering is the track “Throw.” What kicks off with barebones keys from a… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 17, 2013 - 2:57 pm

John Cale – “Living With You (Laurel Halo Remix)”

Last year, the eternally boss Velvet Underground legend John Cale released his queasy and perplexingly titled solo album Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood. And now, the drone-pop sensibility-challenger Laurel Halo has remixed Cale’s album track “Living With You,” creating a cross-generational confluence which we never would’ve thought to expect but which somehow makes perfect sense. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2013 - 2:42 pm

Laurel Halo – “Sunlight On The Faded”

Laurel Halo will followup this year’s full-length debut for Hyperdub, Quarantine, with one more 2012 release — a 12″ due 12/10 for the label titled “Sunlight On The Faded.” Like the LP, Halo’s coming direct with stacked harmonic vocals/lyrics (about sunlight, memories) from a bed of skittering, subdivided metallic ticks. It premiered on Belgian Radio… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 3, 2012 - 10:59 am

Stream Laurel Halo Quarantine

Quarantine is the full-length debut by Laurel Halo for Kode9’s Hyperdub label. As “Light And Space” suggested, it builds and expands upon Halo’s recent string of promising, experimental synth-based releases, which incorporated ambient and techno elements and featured varying degrees of vocal presence. This time her voice is foregrounded, and the sonic results are commanding… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 15, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Laurel Halo – “Light And Space”

A few years ago, when Laurel Halo started catching the attention of websites like this one, she brought an instantly recognizable voice and look to the notoriously insular and often nebbishy world of synth obsessives and outre electro experimentalism. The King Felix was imperfect but very promising — rippling through its repetitive and ambient current… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 12, 2012 - 5:06 pm

King Felix – “Spring 01″

Electronic musician Laurel Halo will put out an EP called Spring under the name King Felix, clearly an homage to the other King Felix, Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. Or, maybe not. But, the whole Spring thing, with spring training wrapping up? Indulge me. Listen to the first track from that release, the big, churning… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 3, 2012 - 3:42 pm

Stereogum’s 25 Most Anticipated Albums For Spring/Summer 2012

HBO’s medieval drama Game Of Thrones premieres April 1, and this season’s plot involves five different claims to the throne and these respective factions’ ongoing clobbering of one another (#TeamRobb). But, yet another mantle is up for grabs, one that involves absolutely nobody getting their head cut off; the claim to “your album of the… More »

By: Stereogum / March 29, 2012 - 10:32 am

Planningtorock – “Living It Out (Laurel Halo Remix)” Video

The Germany-based English artist Planningtorock (née Janine Rostron) has been on a steady course of profile bumps over the past year, from co-composing the Knife’s 2010 opera Tomorrow, In A Year to catching James Murphy’s fancy and dropping in on a Shit Robot track before releasing her own full-length, W, on DFA. She’s directed and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 2, 2011 - 9:57 am

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2011

Last year, right around the time summer turned to fall, we at Stereogum published our list of the 40 best new bands of the year. The idea of a “new” band is a pretty nebulous one, since many of the kids we listed were probably planning out their musical ventures in their basements since they… More »

By: Stereogum / September 13, 2011 - 12:26 pm

Laurel Halo – “Constant Index (Actress Violet Remix)”

Laurel Halo’s new Hippos In Tanks 12″ Hour Logic — one of our favorite EPs of the year (so far) — largely sets aside the skewed sci-fi pop sensibility and focused vocal of last year’s King Felix in favor of lower key techno production experiments. “Constant Index” is one of few to prominently feature her… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 12, 2011 - 12:29 pm

Laurel Halo Remixes Grimes

I really like the clean pop-star swerve Claire Boucher, aka upcoming Lykke Li tourmate Grimes, took on “Vanessa,” a great track from Darkbloom, her split EP with Montreal compatriot d’Eon. Of course, as “Fragments Of The Future” suggested yesterday, she still does murky, half-drowning minimalism/outer-realms bliss just as well. On this remix of “Heartbeats,” one… More »

By: brandon / May 6, 2011 - 12:32 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: May 2011

At eight tracks and just over a half-hour, this month’s mix compiles the most compelling freely released tracks of the past few weeks. It’s bookended by guitars rooted in psychedelic jangle and hardcore, respectively, with largely electronic compositions in between. This month we were impressed by EMA, John Maus, Purity Ring, Laurel Halo, Com Truise,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 5, 2011 - 5:26 pm

Laurel Halo – “Aquifer” & “Zoo Hypothesis”

This year Brooklyn-via-Ann Arbor synth artist Laurel Halo will release two sets of music to followup on her skewed, yet oddly immediate, 2010 EP King Felix: The six track 12″ Logic Hour comes via Hippos In Tanks on June 21st, preceded by the seven-song cassette Antenna for NNA Tapes. (There is a two song overla… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 28, 2011 - 5:45 pm

Remixtape Vol. 3

This month’s Remixtape begins with a wistful twist (Clams Casino, a Gold Panda redo of Lykke Li, Phone Tag tagging up Small Black’s “New Chain,” Creep working on Planning To Rock) and ends on a pop note (that Star Slinger remix of Alex Winston), with the middle dedicated to stranger and more beat-oriented musics. More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 22, 2011 - 10:39 am

Laurel Halo Remixes Extra Life

Occasionally overlooked New York BTW Extra Life have trimmed down to a saxophone-free trio and are set to release a more electronic-leaning four-song vinyl/digital EP, Ripped Heart. It was produced beautifully by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, etc.). In additional to the vinyl, there are four bonus remix tracks by Laurel Halo, Xiu Xiu, Former Ghosts,… More »

By: brandon / February 25, 2011 - 1:23 pm
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