Acclaimed Californian electronic producer SHLOHMO has detailed his new full-length album. Dark Red is the name of the record which will be released via True Panther Sounds/WEDIDIT on April the 6th. Henry Laufer, the man behind SHLOHMO, explains his intention as the one of an electric wizard trying to producer an R&B album. In an extended statement he explains:
‘When I started working on Dark Red about two and a half years ago, I had just moved back to LA and built a small studio in my apartment, mostly with my dad’s old gear from the 80s. I had just lost some people close to me and was dealing with another loved one’s health issues. I was all over the place mentally, and I think it reflects in this record whether I like it or not.
The only thing I did know going into it, was that I wanted this one to be loud, and not just loud but really really f***ing loud. I wanted the sound of the thing to be devastating and violent. Recordings that force you to feel something even if that something isn’t good. I’m proud to have made something polarizing, a record that’s strong and undeniable even in its moments of pure anxiety and confusion. It’s tragic and painful at times, but that’s all part of it and I want that to be heard and felt. You don’t have to like it, just listen to it.’
Already today you can listen to Buried, a spooky first piece from it right here.