On April 7th, producer Henry Laufer, aka Shlohmo, will release his sophomore album Dark Red. The 11-track effort follows 2011’s Bad Vibes and marks the Los Angeles native’s first LP for True Panther/WeDidIt. That’s the artwork above.
According to a press release, the record is an “uncanny marriage of his ever-evolving, richly textured sound with shades of ’90s IDM, R&B, cassette-tape Jungle, and, in an unexpected turn, sludge metal.” Laufer himself said it sounded as if “Electric Wizard tried to make an R&B record, or Boards of Canada meets Burzum by the River Styx.”
Already we’ve heard the stormy lead single “Emerge From Smoke”. Today, Laufer’s unleashed “Buried”, a similarly murky and menacing number. Listen in below.
Dark Red Tracklist:
01. Ten Days of Falling
02. Meet Ur Maker
04. Emerge From Smoke
05. Slow Descent
In support, Laufer will hit the road for a US spring tour. Check out his full schedule here.