myrkursoli

Laurel Halo - Quarantine myrkursoli

April 19, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Quarantine, LP, Album, HDBLP014
I cannot really describe how much I love this record! This pressing though is by far, one of the worst I've ever encountered! Surface noise all through the LP. I've learnt to love it with all its flaws along the years. Can anyone confirm having same issues? Hope it's just my fault copy.
hegelx

Laurel Halo - Quarantine hegelx

December 17, 2020
edited 9 months ago
referencing Quarantine, LP, Album, HDBLP014
My pressing is also full of surface noise. Most of my hyperdub vinyls are bad pressings. Otherwise, my worst pressing is from carla di forno on the blackest ever black label, the real horror!
psycho4music

Laurel Halo - Quarantine psycho4music

April 14, 2017
referencing Quarantine, LP, Album, HDBLP014
I've been wondering that myself. Now that I've read your comment, I don't think that my copy is the only falty. It's full of surface noise, I confirm.
HrtAttK

Laurel Halo - Quarantine HrtAttK

June 5, 2012
referencing Quarantine, CD, Album, P/Mixed, HDBCD14

I wanted to add my two cents as the reviews of this album have caused quite a stir. The main point of contention seems to be her voice and the intentional "pitching" of the voice over the songs. I personally love it! Laurel's music is great and in my opinion the inclusion of her voice makes the songs more listenable. I do not think I would like this album as much without her voice. I think a great example of this would be the song "Years". The ambiance of the song is done very well but having the vocals pushed to the front in the manner they are just makes the song to me more powerful. I could understand if this was Laurel Halo's first release and there was no history of her music to look to as reference. Any who, I would listen to snippets to see if this is something you would be interested in. As in my case, the debates among friends have been good. The album seems to be a "Love it or Hate it" type affair. Great job Hyperdub on releasing this. It has been on repeat ever since I received it. What do you all think?
jiggawhat

Laurel Halo - Quarantine jiggawhat

December 31, 2012
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Quarantine, CD, Album, P/Mixed, HDBCD14

I agree that it's great that Hyperdub are taking on albums from a variety of genres/styles/artists. As for this album, I was not too keen on it. I don't like the vocals and it's often very unmusical and discordant.
gerryc

Laurel Halo - Quarantine gerryc

August 1, 2012
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Quarantine, CD, Album, P/Mixed, HDBCD14

I agree it's a contenious album for some people and at first I found it difficult to get my head around it but after a few more plays it has grown on me. The last track "Light+Space" is a beauty and worth paying for all on it's own

I think it's healthy to have challanging music around and Hyperdub are leading the pack with releases like this and I have a feeling Laura Halo is one artist to watch from now on. It's great that more and more female electronic artists are coming to the fore such as Liz Harris,Julia Holter and Rachel Evans (Motion Sickness Time Travel) as this genre tends to be very male orientated.
josephsp

Laurel Halo - Quarantine josephsp

July 31, 2012
referencing Quarantine, CD, Album, P/Mixed, HDBCD14
I agree. The first time I heard Years I turned it off after 20 seconds. I was appalled. This wasn't Hour Logic. But something made me come back to it on YouTube again and again. Now I think it, and the whole album, is brilliant. Without the voice it would be good, well-textured electronica. With her voice, the music becomes incredibly powerful and is completely taken to a new level.