Laurel Halo is our highlight in the Discover series today. She was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is a pioneering electronic artist influenced by the music of Detroit and Berlin. Her first ever release was the King Felix EP in 2010 and hinted a themes such as post-humanism, technology, star-crossed lovers, and cyborgs. Borrowing concepts from physics and mathematics, the EP formally introduced the … Continue reading Discover: Laurel Halo’s King Felix EP, Science, AI and Post-Humanism
Let’s Eat Grandma share magical train window video for “Levitating” If you take long train journeys, you might have been, at some point in your life, mesmerized by the train window next to you. The quick succession of a constant stream of images of faraway objects and miniaturized beings tends to reduce the boredom and stress levels, and there’s something fascinating about the opaque surface … Continue reading Music News (29 March 2022): Let’s Eat Grandma. Hyd. Innellea. Rone. Eartheater.
Robot Koch is a German producer whose music has been described as “an intriguing dialogue between technology and nature, futuristic sound design and organic orchestration”. Delhia de France is a producer, singer and songwriter also hailing from Germany, a self-professed lover of darkness and “vulnerable feelings that dwell deep within”. Whenever these two artists meet, magic happens: their collaboration spans the length of almost a … Continue reading Discover: Robot Koch & Delhia de France
Presented as one of the many digital projects gravitating around Manchester’s Virtual Factory, “a space for fully immersive and groundbreaking digital experiences”, The Neon Hieroglyph is the brainchild of Tai Shani, an artist who has exhibited both in Britain and internationally, interested in exploring forgotten histories and tales. Uniting poetry, sculpture, documentary filmmaking, CGI and performance art, Shani creates a visual essay unlike any other, … Continue reading Discover: We Are All Molecular Collaborators. Tai Shani’s “The Neon Hieroglyph” and Acid Trip Politics + Maxwell Sterling’s Queer “Turn Of Phrase”
Eric LaRocca’s novella, “Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke”, is just one of the books that make a great first impression: as soon as one eyes the description’s tagline and glimpses the disturbing cover, they will most likely want to read it, if only to have an opinion on it at the end. The sort of Internet fiction that recalls both the writing … Continue reading Discover: Charles Ives’s Microtonal Music and “Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke”
*Album art from Mat Sweet’s debut album “Lion Devours Sun” Boduf Songs is the stage name of Southampton electro-acoustic musician Mat Sweet. Sweet, having made music since 2004, is a an enigmatic figure that lets his music speak for him over interviews or social media. As such, over the course of several albums certain themes have developed through the work of Sweet, notably concepts of; … Continue reading Lost Gems: Boduf Songs – This Alone Above All Else In Spite of Everything (2010)
Lapalux (real name Stuart Howard) is a British producer well-known for his lush soundscapes, unpredictable shifts in rhythm, and rich textures. He has released four albums under the Brainfeeder label, and has worked with artists such as Andreya Triana and Kerry Leatham. In his 2013 single “Without You”, Lapalux manages to create an entire universe in under four minutes: a slow, seductive synth and wet … Continue reading Discover: Lapalux
Norwegian singer-songwriter, record producer, musician, and novelist, Jenny Hval, is no stranger to experimenting with different soundscapes and approaches when it comes to music. Her album vary between each release in both tones and themes, each one seeming like a newly envisioned concept building on the lyrical world that Hval crafts with an intelligent grace. However, out of all of her discography I found myself resonating towards … Continue reading Lost Gems: Appletothesky – To Sing You Apple Trees (2006)