Last month, reclusive British IDM (intelligent dance music, natch) pioneer Aphex Twin announced the release of his first new record in 13 years via blimp and the deep-web browser Tor. The electronic music world is beside itself with excitement, but it’s not as if the legacy of Aphex Twin has been dormant in his absence.
Laurel Halo is a classically trained electronic producer who has risen to international prominence thanks to her complex sense of rhythm and command of textural intensity. She’s released two records and an EP through Hyperdub, the London-based label headed by Kode9 (who performed at EMPAC earlier this week). In one of only a couple of American performances this fall, Laurel Halo will debut new material in EMPAC’s blimplike Concert Hall.
Laurel Halo will perform at EMPAC (110 8th St., Troy) tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 12) at 8 PM. Tickets are $18. Call 276-3921 for more info.