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Laurel Halo : Quarantine

Following a string of EPs exploring the outer limits of synthesized ambience and bleeping techno, Michigan native Ina Cube AKA Laurel Halo is finally releasing her much-anticipated debut full-length next week on the Hyperdub label. Ranking alongside the most noteworthy experimental releases of the past few years (Oneohtrix Point Never, Julia Holter), Quarantine combines textural, abstract electronic pop and Bjork-ish vocal gymnastics to arresting effect. The album has been available to preview online for a couple of days now, and opinion seems split as to whether it’s genius or bullshit; personally, I’m going with the former but why not have a listen to the 41-minute single-track stream (courtesy of FACT) below and see which side you’re on.

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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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