The six-track record includes contributions on cello from Oliver Coates and percussion from Eli Keszler.
The US producer was inspired both by her recent work scoring a Metahaven film and by the late novelist Ursula Le Guin's translation of Tao Te Ching, an influential Taoist text that dates back more than two millennia: "What works reliably is to know the raw silk, hold the uncut wood. Need little. Want less. Forget the rules. Be untroubled."
With about 30 minutes of instrumental music bookended by two ten-minute tracks, Raw Silk Uncut Wood features appearances from Oliver Coates on cello and Eli Keszler on percussion. The label says to expect "a meditative, cinematic listening experience" from the mini-album, which uses a Jill Mulleady painting, Prince S, as its front cover artwork.
This will be the first solo release from Halo since her 2017 album Dust for Hyperdub, and the next move for Latency—a recent Resident Advisor label of the month—following its issue of Yves De Mey's Bleak Comfort LP back in February.
Listen to the title track from the record.
01. Raw Silk Uncut Wood
04. The Sick Mind
Latency will release Raw Silk Uncut Wood on July 13th, 2018.
Photo credit: Silvie Weber