Herndon, Holly - ProtoVendor: 4AD
NEW VINYL LP ON 4AD 2019
180 GRAM VINYL.
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’, an entity called 'Spawn'. 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. '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?
3 Canaan (Live Training)
6 Extreme Love (with Lily Anna Haynes and Jenna Sutela)
8 Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt
10 Evening Shades (Live Training)
11 Bridge (with Martine Syms)
12 Godmother (with Jlin)
13 Last Gasp