It was recorded over two years at the EMPAC performing arts center in upstate New York and features a hoard of collaborators (including Julia Holter, Maximillion Dunbar, $hit and $hine’s Craig Clouse and experimental percussionist Eli Keszler). The other collaborator is way more unlikely, Hatsune Miku, a 16-year-old pop star with calf-length blue hair who fills stadiums in her native Japan. Miku also happens to be a humanoid — an animated character who appears onstage via 3-D projection and was originally designed to sell a synthesizer application. High ambition and impeccable delivery.
Dust is a hazy, glitchy and super dreamy record with an amazing soundscape of textures that is hugely evocative and moving. Give it time, such a sonic treat.
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