Raw Silk Uncut Wood - Laurel Halo
Laurel Halo has today announced the release of her new mini-album ‘Raw Silk Uncut Wood’ due for release on the 13th July via Latency Records and featuring cello work by Oliver Coates and percussion by Eli Keszler. Laurel presents six instrumental pieces that form a meditative, cinematic listening experience, inspired by her recent film score work for Metahaven and Ursula Le Guin’s translation of the Tao Te Ching. Laurel comments “What works reliably is to know the raw silk, hold the uncut wood. Need little. Want less. Forget the rules. Be untroubled.” Working in abstraction leads to a deeper longing for touch and closeness. The tactile sensation of struck organ keys and bowed strings, wood and felt on drum heads. Smoke and dirt and stone. Febrile and tactile, hairy and hissy. Salty licorice, sour citrus. Optimistic skeptic. The slime of a frog left on the hands. Placid and ridden. A plurality of melancholy and happiness. The four leaf clover of highway on and off ramps, a continuous flow, like old leaves melting on their way down a stream at the back of a house. Constant contradiction, the truth’s always in the middle, nowhere.