Stream LTO and Edapollo’s Limited Hirola Cassette For Phantom Limb

Hirola | Phantom Limb tape

It’s taken them a couple years to get there conceptually and sonically, but LTO and edapollo are finally ready to unveil their first Hirola record. Due out tomorrow through Phantom Limb—a new imprint from former high-level folks at FatCat (James Vella) and Royal Albert Hall (Mark Pearse)—the self-titled effort is described as “more expressive and human than straight computer music, much more obfuscate and abstract than pop music,” with traces of Thom Yorke, Boards of Canada, and Tim Hecker popping up at various points along the way.

Have an early listen below, along with some tour dates and a little commentary from the Bristol duo….

When writing and producing the record we took an open-minded and experimental collaborative approach. We wanted to explore, craft and create without limitation and to let the sound grow and evolve naturally. Throughout this time we were also faced with some challenging life changes and personal situations, which we were able to channel directly into the music, making this collection all the more meaningful to us both. We’re proud of the album and feel it acts as a honest prelude to the project. We are now looking forward playing the tracks live and continuing to push our musical boundaries, with more new music to come next year.

Hirola tour dates:
12/1 Brighton, UK – Pipeline
12/2 London, UK – Sebright Arms
12/13 Bristol, UK – The Crofters Rights