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  • Vinyl (3 Feb. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Maxi
  • Label: Rvng Intl
  • ASIN: B00GK4CIHS
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 485,203 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Chorus (5:55)
  2. Solo Voice (6:29)

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RIYL: Christian Marclay, DJ Rashad, LFO, Dilla, Luc Ferrari... Chorus is the new single from Holly Herndon, the inimitable artist and technologist responsible for 2012's acclaimed album, Movement. Another evolution in her production technique, Chorus bridges multiple disciplines and spaces to blur the politic between natural and synthetic. For Chorus , Herndon sampled her daily browsing experience, channeling YouTube, Skype and other audio sources across the web for data that freely forms atop a bumping beat. Much like online browsing, Chorus creates a coherent/incoherent experience from disparate conceptual and contextual sources. Chorus continues Herndon's emphasis on vocal processing, crafted with polyphonic passages from live vocal takes and re-synthesized instances of her own voice and those foraged and sampled. Chorus may come as a stylistic deviation from Movement, but more accurately continues Herndon's practice outside of genre orthodoxy a stratosphere where multiple styles and histories are experienced in her personal laptop space. In contrast to the laborious studio effort that went into the a-side, Solo Voice was tracked in a single take. Solo Voice takes a rhythmic, polyphonic vocal effect customized by Herndon and spreads it across a spectrum of song to sputter for a unsettling minimalist accomplishment. Chorus is a timely reminder ahead of Herndon's next album that her universe is one meticulously crafted with each creative and technological discovery.

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By Luke on 27 Feb. 2014
Format: Vinyl
Title track is nice. Channels 0PN and Paul Lansky into a more dance-y framework, but not resembling any kind of established dance music genre (techno, house etc). However, I have heard it slotted into a mix and it worked quite well sandwiched inbetween I:Cube and Jam City.. Not great but definitely the stronger of the two tracks here. Post-modern without reaching into ironic/ kitsch territory.

'Solo Voice' is philosophically more in line with the academic modernism of Babbitt or Stockhausen, although using more minimalist Reich-ian techniques. Quite a basic pointillistic exercise in vocal loops but the use of various effects like panning and spatialisation help add interest.

Overall an okay-ish EP but if Herndon can develop the style employed on 'Chorus', her next LP could surprise me. Less intellectual squareness, more corporeal roundness please.
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Format: Vinyl
Holly returns with a new single since 2012's full LP Movement. With just two tracks Chorus is a taster for a new full length LP on the way. Chorus is a mixture of recorded electronic messages from Youtube and Skype with a strong electronic bass and drum. It is the more accessible toe tapping track on the EP and one of her best. Solo Voice reverts back to the more experimental Holly. . I'm a little less dawned to solo voice as it sort of reminds me of 'Holly the PHD student' ...nothing wrong in but it's sort of... past stuff, something you would do as an academic project to impress your professor. Holly is at her best when she mixes the experimental with DJ/Dance sensibilities. Holly and her new LP has to be careful not to write just another movement with the odd danceable track and a load of academic stuff that's only really of interest to academics.
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