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Avant-garde EDM that moves your body and twists reality

Holly HerndonHolly Herndon

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Bay Area electronic artist Holly Herndon is an award-winning experimental composer as well as a former Berlin club kid, and both sides of that background come through on her beguiling second album. Herndon's music is body-moving and confusing, with cybernetic vocal shards crisscrossing above tracks that can recall Aphex Twin's techno contortions. "Lonely at the Top," a highlight, strips away the music entirely for a satire of pleasure and power with a Black Mirror vibe. Everything about this finely wrought yet diabolically chaotic album feeds a theme: The more we try to manicure reality, in life and online, the messier it gets.

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