CMU Approved

Approved: Holly Herndon

By | Published on Thursday 18 October 2012

Holly Herndon

Once a member of electro duo Electrocute, in recent years Holly Herdon has moved towards a more academic approach to music, earning a masters degree in Electronic Music & Recording Media. And this year she began a five year doctorate study of musical composition.

Solo material from Herndon in that time has been sparse but intriguing – her award-winning vocal piece ‘195’ and her composition for in-car listening¬†‘Car’ both show her ability to experiment while still being accessible. Earlier this year she signed to RVNG Intl for the release of her debut album, ‘Movement’, releasing a short but impressive teaser video for the record in August.

With the album release (due on 12 Nov) drawing ever closer, the first full track from the album, ‘Fade’, has now emerged on the RVNG Intl SoundCloud page and does nothing to reduce the anticipation for the long player. With snapping snares and acid basslines, it shudders and throbs and Herndon’s voice weaves up and down through its various layers.