Laurel Halo - Dust

Record of the week is Dust, the third LP from Laurel Halo.

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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