Laurel Halo and Julia Holter Form Terepa for New EP
Published May 27, 2015Some of music's most experimental minds have come together to release new music under the moniker Terepa, and it will arrive via Nicolas Jaar's Other People imprint this summer.
Terepa sees celebrated avant-garde artists like Laurel Halo and Julia Holter teaming up with mastering engineer Rashad Becker, Barcelona-based musician Lucrecia Dalt, Kohei Matsunaga (a.k.a. NHK'Koyxen), violinist Grégroire Simon and Charlotte Collin.
The seven-piece recorded the EP between Los Angeles, Berlin, Osaka and Paris — though none of the artists was in the same room at the same time. Going for a "telepathic" process, each contributor recorded for 20 minutes without any communication "outside of their own telepathic capacities" allowed between artists.
A statement from the label notes: "While one artist's signature may simmer to the top for a moment, the gravitas lays in how all seven voices fold together, warping into a swampy, mist-brushed ecosystem that, value of parts given, is more than the sum."
The resulting piano, strings, drones, chimes and vocals were then gathered, layered and mixed into two musical compositions titled "28th October 2014" and "8th August 2014," comprising the two sides of the record. The same telepathic approach was taken for the album artwork, which is pictured above.
Terepa's debut release will arrive digitally and on 12-inch white vinyl on July 13 via Other People. For now, you can listen to a preview of B-side piece "8th August 2014" in the player below.