Free Music Archive
About Free Music Archive
dvd on 05/31/2012 at 12:00PM
An archival specimen for today's MP3, Laso Halo's self-released, self-titled album from 1992 weaves together a disturbing pop aesthetic from an impressive array of obscure LP and shortwave radio recordings, plus the occasional guitar, synth, and drum machine. Straight out of Efland, North Carolina (population 4000), the album presents a unique perspective on sample-based music, and our featured track is composed entirely from found sound.
The duo were infamous around town for their performances, which frequently devolved into performance art and featured the inimitable Lemmons the Shiny Clown. Despite their limited recorded output the band wielded a lasting influence on experimental music in nearby NC music hub Chapel Hill.