Calgary-based, electronic-leaning singer-songwriter Hello Moth is set to release his latest LP Slave in a Stone next week, but you can listen to the record in its entirety right now at Exclaim!
He charmed Rifflandia earlier this year, delivering a set that earned him attention as "the weirdest, most underrated, most original and unashamedly true-to-self performer" at the festival. Those who haven't been able to see Hello Moth live yet, though, can still get acquainted with his intriguingly strange brand of emotionally charged electronica thanks to the new set of songs.
Slave in a Stone draws inspiration from otherworldly themes, transforming big ideas into vocal loops and layered instrumental tracks that meld together in an enchanting mix of sound.
"Duality and contrast are important in my songs," Hello Moth said in a statement about the new material. "I want the music to be both light and dark when you listen, slow when it's fast and alive when it dies. I want every sound, shape and survival to have silence, colour and instinct. That's what recording this album has been about for me — finding a reason for one piece to exist by linking it with another."
You can listen to the end results for yourself in the player below, before Slave in a Stone officially lands on November 4.