14 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

If you missed out in 2009 when the limited pressing of the mini-album Shlo-Fi by Bay Area beat wizard Shlohmo went out of print, the folks at Error Broadcast have your back. Now reissued with a clean remaster and five extra remixes, Shlo-Fi has never sounded better. “Couch” opens with ambient tones moving like windchimes over the dusty fidelity of old vinyl records and spoken-word samples. It’s followed with a movement in two parts: “For You, Pt. 1” and “For You, Pt. 2.” The former loops a mantra of trance-inducing notes above crisp beats that play like a sleepy percussionist nodding off at the snare drum. In the second part, Shlohmo layers ambient soundscapes over one another to provide a womblike comfort of dreamy textures. When the beats make their way in, they sound sporadically sprinkled, making for an unpredictable listening experience. The Soosh remix of “Couch” is a standout that sounds warbled and haunted—as if My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields had found a way to incorporate his guitar's floating tremolo bar with a turntable.

EDITORS’ NOTES

If you missed out in 2009 when the limited pressing of the mini-album Shlo-Fi by Bay Area beat wizard Shlohmo went out of print, the folks at Error Broadcast have your back. Now reissued with a clean remaster and five extra remixes, Shlo-Fi has never sounded better. “Couch” opens with ambient tones moving like windchimes over the dusty fidelity of old vinyl records and spoken-word samples. It’s followed with a movement in two parts: “For You, Pt. 1” and “For You, Pt. 2.” The former loops a mantra of trance-inducing notes above crisp beats that play like a sleepy percussionist nodding off at the snare drum. In the second part, Shlohmo layers ambient soundscapes over one another to provide a womblike comfort of dreamy textures. When the beats make their way in, they sound sporadically sprinkled, making for an unpredictable listening experience. The Soosh remix of “Couch” is a standout that sounds warbled and haunted—as if My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields had found a way to incorporate his guitar's floating tremolo bar with a turntable.

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About Shlohmo

Avant-garde hip-hop producer and Los Angeles native Henry Laufer goes by the alias Shlohmo. He started making music at the age of 14, and by 17 he was making cinematic beats in the same spirit as Flying Lotus, J-Roc, and Ras G. In 2008, during his senior year of high school, he co-founded Wedidit Collective, an Internet label/community of L.A. artists (featuring Elan, RL Grime, Groundislava, D33J, Jonwayne, Melonious Drunk, Juj, Zeroh, Dr. Blount, and NonEpic). Following the three EPs Shlo-Fi, Camping, and Places, and the mini-album Shlomoshun Deluxe, Laufer released his first full-length, 2011's Bad Vibes on Friends of Friends. Shlohmo completed remixes for a variety of dance, indie, and hip-hop/R&B artists (including Lianne La Havas, LOL Boys, and the Weeknd), and collaborated with Banks and Jeremih in 2014. He signed to True Panther Sounds in 2015, releasing the metal-inspired Dark Red full-length, and touring with a band including fellow Wedidit members. ~ Jason Lymangrover

  • ORIGIN
    Los Angeles, CA

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