Laurel Halo – ‘Chance of Rain’

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‘Chance Of Rain’ arrives to throw another new configuration into Laurel Halo's sonic flux.

Thanks to a career that’s meandered through synthpop, electronica and the odd bit of avant-garde techno, Michigan-born producer Laurel Halo has neatly avoided pigeonholing. Last year’s vocal-heavy ‘Quarantine’ felt like a leap towards a fully formed sound, but now ‘Chance Of Rain’ arrives to throw another new configuration into her sonic flux. The meditative ‘Ainnome’ zips by with a cinematic chug that thumps deeper with every replay, and the off-kilter judder of ‘Thrax’ builds and falls like a dizzying hallucination caught inside a Tetris puzzle. Vocal-free, ‘Chance Of Rain’ sees Laurel Halo once more stepping back behind the sounds of her machines, but it’s the depth of those sounds that speaks volumes.

Alex Hoban

Details

Record label: Hperdub
Release date: 28 Oct, 2013