"Fade" - Holly Herndon
Holly Herndon is buzzing right now, for good reason. The highly experimental electronic music bends sounds in blissfully unnerving ways. There is an edginess here; a heavenly eeriness; a subliminal perversion; a dark, shifting shroud. There are so very many different interpretations that can and will be derived from these sounds, a plethora of complex emotions to be shaped by the movements. I wish I had more time to listen to the album stream on NPR right now - alas, this is my only window in the next 36 hours to do nothing but listen and form contradicting nonsensical descriptions of what I hear. I only hope the rest of the album is as intricate, as rebellious, and as intriguing as this.
As is reported in every piece on her, Herndon graduated with a degree in electronic composition who DJed in Berlin for several years. Her debut album, Movement, is streaming now on NPR [link] and will be released November 13th via RVNG Intl. [link], which always seems to have a wonderfully bizarre release on the horizon.
- Tyler Hanan