Stream a New Laurel Halo Mixtape

Laurel Halo

Laurel Halo has never been the type to simply toss her mixtapes together in an afternoon. The producer/singer’s treated them more like treatises instead, from the mirrored visions of her early Needle Exchange entry to the rather unsettling set she just cut for WQXR. Available to stream below, it leans heavily on field recordings, spectral samples and stolen radio waves, as well as an opening gambit from Robert Ashley that serves as a reminder of just how dearly missed the avant-garde composer will be.

“Robert Ashley’s passing is very sad news,” Halo told the station. “His music changed the way I think about space and pause in composition and the dynamics of recording. I made this mix a few weeks prior to its broadcast on Q2 Music and it is fitting that ‘Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon’ sets it off. I look forward to continued inspiration from his work.”

Robert Ashley – Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon
Herbert Eimert – Klangstudie 2
Vivenza – Servomecanisme
Rashad Becker – Chants & Dances 3
Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan – Orbit Aurora
Vladimir Ussachevsky – Wireless Fantasy
Annea Lockwood – Vibrating Pane
Toru Takemitsu – Seasons
Jan Bark – Ach Chamberlin
Kuniharu Akiyama – Arcana 19 (Part 3)
Toshi Ichiyanagi – Music For Living Space
Poetics – Mr. Orgatron
Dada – Tuuen Inraaku Gaki
Laurel Halo – Melt
Tod Dockstader – Water Music Pt. 4
Paul Boisselet – Symphonie Jaune