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Herndon, Holly / Platform
Album:Platform Collection:General
Artist:Herndon, Holly Added:08/2015
Label:4AD 

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Add Date:2015-08-17 Pull Date:2015-10-19 Charts:Classical/Experimental
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Album Review
Mr. Tumnus
Reviewed 2015-08-15 
Experimental electronic. Glitchpop. Extremely fragmented, to an extent which I expect even fans of this sort of music will find disorienting. The human voice, heavily layered and then stacked on top of itself. Moments of catchiness dissolve into a thousand little shards, and then reassemble into catchiness again. This is the sort of self-consciously intellectual postmodern music which I can’t say I really like, but I expect some people on the staff will appreciate it. I guess the idea is that we live in a fragmented world filled with distractions where it’s difficult for one lonely voice to stand out? Fair enough. I still found it kind of ugly listening.

Try 1, and if you like it, then you can explore the rest of the album.

1) “Interference” (4:43): Kind of an exhilarating chaos. Very high-pitched distorted voices.
2) “Chorus” (5:43): Very fragmented beginning coalesces into something pretty cool after about a minute. Quieter but less structured.
3) “Unequal” (5:09): I think this is a hymn? Opens with relatively undistorted human voice which she gradually begins to play with. Unsettling.
4) “Morning Sun” (5:20): Actually more of a melody here, with a recognizable chorus of voices.
5) “Locker Leak” (4:14): Tongue twisters are kind of the basis of this one. Voice speaks some recognizable phrases. “Glass lasts longest.”
6) “An Exit” (4:52): Little catchier and smoother. Although still smooth only by the standards of the album. It’s still really glitchy.
7) “Lonely at the Top” (4:30): Creepy female voice at the beginning. “Clients like you are a top priority.” Sounds like an excerpt from a therapist/massage session, with clicking sounds in the background. Rinsing sounds. Sexual but still FCC appropriate I guess.
8) “DAO” (4:13): Lots more clicking. Normal by the standards of this album. Operatic voice.
9) “Home” (5:50): I think maybe a little more pensive? Still not a very comforting or relaxing vision of home.
10) “New Ways to Love” (4:40): Bigger more emphatic pulses in the background. I guess the sound is just generally more stripped down and washed out, which makes sense on a last track.

--Mr. Tumnus

Track Listing
1.Interference 6.An Exit
2.Chorus 7.Lonely At The Top
3.Unequal 8.Dao
4.Morning Sun 9.Home
5.Locker Leak 10.New Ways To Love