Shlohmo unveils new EP Heaven Inc. out now via Friends Of Friends
Shlohmo today unveils his latest EP, Heaven Inc. A continuation of the dystopian landscape from his 2019 album The End, Heaven Inc. is the purgatory following the apocalypse. Listen HERE and set your timers for the Actual Objects directed video for the title track HERE.
Born Henry Laufer, Shlohmo is a producer and artist from Los Angeles and founder of LA-based record label and artist collective, Wedidit Records. Renowned for his experimental productions that fuse far-ranging elements of shoegaze, R&B, doom metal, dusty screw, tapes and IDM, Shlohmo has released 3 studio albums to critical acclaim: Bad Vibes (2011), Dark Red (2015), and The End (2019). His decade-plus long career has also seen him share several popular EP’s, collaborative projects, remixes and credits for artists including Corbin, Yung Lean, Jeremih, Post Malone, Joji, Banks and more.
Laufer first received attention for his early releases, with his 2011 debut LP Bad Vibes establishing him as a pioneer of the lo-fi bedroom producer genre. Soon, Shlohmo’s ominous, occult-like soundscapes became immediately identifiable on increasingly prominent production credits as the outside world started to catch up with him. 2014’s collaborative No More EP with Jeremih helped solidify this unique sound into becoming a contemporary pop production mainstay.
2020 brings Shlohmo’s latest project Heaven Inc., a four song EP expanding on last year’s The End LP. His latest project begins with a serenely macabre lead single ‘Looking At Plants’, with its jangling guitar chords and ominous percussion setting the chilly tone of the EP while reserving an air of mystery to be uncoiled. While solely instrumental, the composition of each song embodies an alluring character of its own. Between ‘Nice & Shiny’s eerie industrial mechanics, ‘Misanthrope’s metallic synths, to the title track’s cyber glitch turned hyper rock durge, Heaven Inc.‘s juxtaposing delicate and dark soundscapes flirt with the oblivion within a state of limbo.
Heaven Inc. by Shlohmo is out now, buy/stream it here.
HEAVEN INC. TRACKLIST
1. Heaven Inc.
2. Looking At Plants
4. Nice & Shiny
PRAISE FOR SHLOHMO
“One of the most exciting names in a new generation”
“This electronic music producer refracts old ideas through his sense of the now”
The New York Times
“An expanding mastery of sound manipulation”
“Shlohmo only ‘f***s with’ the shit he wants to”