Shlohmo has returned with his third studio album The End. The impeccably abstract-yet-cohesive artist could be described in such a way: he is to music as what Jackson Pollock is to painting – swirling in vibrantly conceptual narratives that, when separated, might not make sense, but when put together manage to create elaborate abstractions that emit a thematic sense of etherealism. He paints with his production-brush various white noise additives and purposeful imperfections, placing uniquely scattered synths and samples within his unconventional song structures. Shlohmo effectually creates an alien-like sound — upholding a discography that becomes indicative to his tantalizing musical identity; his latest album stay’s true to the sonic boundaries he has pushed over the past ten years.
The latest album relishes in much of this realization — it is just as uniquely tuned to his taste as his previous projects, such as 2011’s Bad Vibes and 2015’s Dark Red — a sound that he describes as “a beautiful anxious wreck.” With his latest project, he seeks to explore, in a vague manner, the end of the world, “but from the viewpoint of smoking on the couch during the extinction event. Reading a nice book while the meteor hits.”
If you’re interested in listening to Shlohmo’s The End, you can stream it below. If you’re interested in picking up a limited edition vinyl of the album, you can do so via his Bandcamp.
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