HOLLY HERNDON New album PROTO out today!

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Praise for PROTO RTRFM Feature Record FBi Radio Album of the Week Edge Radio Recommended “PROTO is as avant-garde as we’ve come to expect from Herndon’s wild and mighty brain, tempered by plenty of beauty and harmony.” – DJ Mag – Album of the Month “The future of A.I..”– CNN "PROTO vacillates between ecstasy and anxiety, collapsing one into the other, and perfectly captures the conflicted feelings many possess as we face the future." - The Line of Best Fit, 8/10 “Herndon’s machine-R&B masterpiece is a total sensory assault..”– The Guardian on ‘Eternal’ “Multilayered, glitchy beatboxing, human input dispensed with inhuman timing.” – NY Times on ‘Godmother’ Following latest single 'Frontier', the euphoric ‘Eternal’ and skittering beatbox of ‘Godmother’ [featuring Jlin and Spawn], Holly Herdon today releases her third album PROTO via 4AD / Remote Control Records. Holly’s third full-length album PROTO isn’t about A.I., but much of it was created in collaboration with her own A.I. ‘baby’, Spawn. PROTO makes reference to what Holly refers to as the protocol era, where rapidly surfacing ideological battles over the future of A.I. protocols, centralised and decentralised internet protocols, and personal and political protocols compel us to ask ourselves who are we, what are we, what do we stand for, and what are we heading towards?  For the album, she assembled a contemporary ensemble of vocalists, developers and an inhuman intelligence housed in a DIY souped-up gaming PC to create a record that encompasses live vocal processing and timeless folk singing, and places an emphasis on alien song craft and new forms of communion.   Since her arrival in 2012, Holly has successfully mined the edges of electronic and Avant-Garde pop and emerged with a dynamic and disruptive canon of her own, all while studying for her soon-to-be-completed PhD at Stanford University, researching machine learning and music. Her LP Platformclosed out 2015 by gracing year-end lists from Pitchfork, The Guardian, NME, and The Wire. In the aftermath, Radioheadhand-picked her to open up their European tour. Purchase / Stream PROTO: https://hollyherndon.lnk.to/PROTO Holly Herndon - Frontier Holly Herndon - PROTO 1. Birth 2. Alienation 3. Canaan (Live Training) 4. Eternal 5. Crawler 6. Extreme Love (with Lily Anna Hayes and Jenna Sutela) 7. Frontier 8. Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt 9. SWIM 10. Evening Shades (Live Training) 11. Bridge (with Martine Syms) 12. Godmother (with JIin) 13. Last Gasp Holly Herndon - PROTO out now via 4AD / Remote Control Records hollyherndon.com Twitter @hollyherndon Instagram @holly_herndon www.remotecontrolrecords.com.au www.4ad.com

Praise for PROTO

RTRFM Feature Record
FBi Radio Album of the Week
Edge Radio Recommended

“PROTO is as avant-garde as we’ve come to expect from Herndon’s wild and mighty brain, tempered by plenty of beauty and harmony.” – DJ Mag – Album of the Month

“The future of A.I..”– CNN

“PROTO vacillates between ecstasy and anxiety, collapsing one into the other, and perfectly captures the conflicted feelings many possess as we face the future.” – The Line of Best Fit, 8/10

“Herndon’s machine-R&B masterpiece is a total sensory assault..”– The Guardian on ‘Eternal’

“Multilayered, glitchy beatboxing, human input dispensed with inhuman timing.” – NY Times on ‘Godmother’

Following latest single ‘Frontier’, the euphoric ‘Eternal’ and skittering beatbox of ‘Godmother’ [featuring Jlin and Spawn], Holly Herdon today releases her third album PROTO via 4AD / Remote Control Records.

Holly’s third full-length album PROTO isn’t about A.I., but much of it was created in collaboration with her own A.I. ‘baby’, Spawn. PROTO makes reference to what Holly refers to as the protocol era, where rapidly surfacing ideological battles over the future of A.I. protocols, centralised and decentralised internet protocols, and personal and political protocols compel us to ask ourselves who are we, what are we, what do we stand for, and what are we heading towards?

For the album, she assembled a contemporary ensemble of vocalists, developers and an inhuman intelligence housed in a DIY souped-up gaming PC to create a record that encompasses live vocal processing and timeless folk singing, and places an emphasis on alien song craft and new forms of communion.

Since her arrival in 2012, Holly has successfully mined the edges of electronic and Avant-Garde pop and emerged with a dynamic and disruptive canon of her own, all while studying for her soon-to-be-completed PhD at Stanford University, researching machine learning and music. Her LP Platformclosed out 2015 by gracing year-end lists from Pitchfork, The GuardianNME, and The Wire. In the aftermath, Radioheadhand-picked her to open up their European tour.

Purchase / Stream PROTO: https://hollyherndon.lnk.to/PROTO

Holly Herndon – Frontier

Holly Herndon – PROTO

1. Birth
2. Alienation
3. Canaan (Live Training)
4. Eternal
5. Crawler
6. Extreme Love (with Lily Anna Hayes and Jenna Sutela)
7. Frontier
8. Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt
9. SWIM
10. Evening Shades (Live Training)
11. Bridge (with Martine Syms)
12. Godmother (with JIin)
13. Last Gasp

Holly Herndon – PROTO out now via 4AD / Remote Control Records

hollyherndon.com
Twitter @hollyherndon
Instagram @holly_herndon

www.remotecontrolrecords.com.au
www.4ad.com

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