11 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s fitting that Erika M. Anderson is wearing an Oculus Rift headset on the cover of The Future’s Void, since she's both obscuring her face and visualizing other worlds. The follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed album Past Life Martyred Saints takes the personal admissions of Anderson’s previous work and sidesteps them to engage on thoughts on William Gibson’s Neuromancer on a song of the same name. Recorded in Portland, Ore., and produced by Anderson and Leif Shackelford, The Future’s Void has the feel of being both recorded spontaneously and carefully arranged for maximum impact. “When She Comes” would likely be a simple, spartan acoustic track if not for the addition of perverse vocal choirs and intriguing voice effects. Anderson told the British paper New Musical Express the album was influenced by Nine Inch Nails demos, the heavier side of early K Records, and Gibson’s book; that's a helpful starting point for people aiming to grasp where she’s coming from and where she intends to go.

EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s fitting that Erika M. Anderson is wearing an Oculus Rift headset on the cover of The Future’s Void, since she's both obscuring her face and visualizing other worlds. The follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed album Past Life Martyred Saints takes the personal admissions of Anderson’s previous work and sidesteps them to engage on thoughts on William Gibson’s Neuromancer on a song of the same name. Recorded in Portland, Ore., and produced by Anderson and Leif Shackelford, The Future’s Void has the feel of being both recorded spontaneously and carefully arranged for maximum impact. “When She Comes” would likely be a simple, spartan acoustic track if not for the addition of perverse vocal choirs and intriguing voice effects. Anderson told the British paper New Musical Express the album was influenced by Nine Inch Nails demos, the heavier side of early K Records, and Gibson’s book; that's a helpful starting point for people aiming to grasp where she’s coming from and where she intends to go.

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