Laurel Halo - Quarantine

"Quarantine" by Laurel Halo is a chasmic and well articulated album that brings us up to date with how fantastic purely electronic music can be today. The album's deep synthesized composition pulls Halo's voice to an omnipresent multi-layered introspection that makes this debut LP very cohesive and accessible to any fan of electronic music. Her ability to string otherwise clashing harmonies and dissonant arpeggios into a 12 track deluge of a record is a feat in itself. The fact that Halo used to simply be a folk singer/songwriter on a piano is not evident while listening apart from the track "Joy" that eventually rests in sustain. Listening to the album on a whole, it is easy to get lost in arcane tranquility and suddenly- quickly brought back into a thickened venture.