Laurel Halo – Raw Silk Uncut Wood
An expressive, devotional work melding organic and electronic textures, a "goosebumps generator" of thawing minimalist foundations and avant-jazz inflections, evoking the ambience of a dim cave (or perhaps a dark club) punctuated by the drips of water off stalactites. Laurel Halo's new offering comes keenly anticipated, and delivers an internal landscape worthy of gazing at.
Departing from the vocal-centric notions of 2017's Dust album on Hyperdub, Raw Silk Uncut Wood is grounded by cello and drums, pulling the gauzy electro-acoustic body closer to the ground. A gently surreal oil painting by Jill Mulleady graces the cover to lead the listener in.
Released on Latency.