Laura Wolf is a cellist, singer, and producer who uses live looping and samples to weave an immersive world of sound. Having dabbled in classical, ambient, and rock ensembles, her solo project is a playful tribute to her diverse musical roots, deemed "beautifully immersive" and "distinctly enchanting" by Gold Flake Paint. A visual as much as an auditory experience, her live loop-based performances mix spacious experimentalism with pop-driven hooks into a cello-saturated chamber-pop collage of glitchy sound design, orchestral fragments and airy vocals. By way of Brooklyn and New Haven, Laura currently lives in Providence, RI. Her past live and studio credits include Matt Pond PA, Lawrence, Thelma and Skylar Sarkis.
Artifacts is an intricate chamber-pop collage of sound design, orchestral fragments, and vocals. The long-awaited debut EP from cellist and producer Laura Wolf is the culmination of a four-year evolution from lifelong classical musician, to live-loop based singer-songwriter, to electronic producer. In 2019, after being bedridden by an emergency surgery and in the wake of cancelling a cross-country tour, Laura was forced to reimagine her songwriting process and identity from live-loop based to one that thrives in the home studio format. A visual as much as an auditory experience, Wolf’s live sets blend the analog and the digital, inviting the audience to immerse themselves in a mesmerizing world of cello, electronic percussion and sampling. Long frustrated by the obstacle of transferring her collage-like performances into recordings, Wolf used her convalescence to learn how to record and produce music on her own.
Laura Wolf - Artifacts (ASREC0006CASS)
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