Laurel Halo delivers the follow up to her 2017 Hyperdub album Dust with the meditative meanderings of Raw Silk Uncut Wood for Latency, a mini-LP of abstractions featuring cello work by Oliver Coates and percussion by Eli Keszler.
Moving into the deepest realms of cinematic listening excavations, Laurel Halo's Latency debut follows in the labels now expected quest to pull the best, if rather unexpected, sounds from the artists of which they select for inclusion to the label project. Raw Silk Uncut Wood focuses fully on abstract electro-acoustic and electronic prisms as a form of closeness within an unidentifiable sound world. The recordings move between a coldness that could be a lost winter time session from Oliver Coates and Mica Levi's Remain Calm, while the electronic elements echo an organic counterpoint to Caterina Barbieri's towering blocks of abstract synthesis.
“What works reliably is to know the raw silk, hold the uncut wood. Need little. Want less. Forget the rules. Be untroubled.”