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Altmusic Presents: Laurel Halo

Altmusic Presents: Laurel Halo

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ALTMUSIC 2013 presents Laurel Halo (US) NZ tour

Altmusic is thrilled to announce Laurel Halo (US) touring New Zealand throughout September in 2013!

A hugely acclaimed artist in the world of experimental electronic music, Laurel Halos debut album Quarantine (Hyperdub) was named the Wire magazines #1 album of the year for 2012. Halos recently hailed Behind The Green Door EP explores the sexually charged common ground between abstract electronics and club-driven beats.

Higher harmonic energy is the keystone of Laurel Halos music, which challenges the boundaries between techno, ambient, pop concrete, dub and synthetic psychedelia. Fixed stylistic territories fold in on themselves, time quickens - its music for transit and body listening. Halos live set has electrified clubs, DIY venues, festivals and museums both in the States and Europe. In the live context Halos music becomes heavy, looming and dancefloor driven.

Shes a sharp, and sometimes tantalizing performer who knows how to deploy wobble, drone and nervous energy in refreshing fashion. - New York Times

“Quarantine feels like something new flickering into being, some strange new cyborg in the process of being birthed: a frankenstein of pop, noise, ambient, industrial, and a ‘hypnagogic’ continuum that takes in the likes of Oneohtrix Point Never, Actress, Dean Blunt, and Inga Copeland, the new New Age and Not Not Fun” - Tiny Mix Tapes

“There are plenty of disarmingly pretty moments ... on Quarantine, yet even those strive for unsettling effect, finding beauty in uncertainty, confidence in the embrace of the unknown.” - Pitchfork

This will be a unforgettable performance by an electronic artist at the height of her powers - dont miss out!

Tour Dates:

Chch – Thursday 12 September, Third Door Down (7 Lincoln Lane, Addington), w/ Occasionals, 9pm start, $17 presales / $20 door
Dunedin – Friday 13 September, Queens w/ Murderbike and Mr Aaron Hawkins, 9pm start, $17 presales / $20 door

Wellington - Saturday 14 September, Puppies Bar w/ Mongo Skato, 9.30pm start, $17 presales / $20 door

Auckland - Wed 18 September, Whammy Bar w/ Totems, Dawn Marble and DJ Mark Wundercastle, 9pm start, $17 presales / $20 door