For Quarantine, Lauren Halo’s debut album on Hyperdub, I will bend the rules and write about an artist everyone else out there is raving about. Hell, she deserves my salute and standing ovation big time. If you didn’t get a chance to give Q a listen yet, its about f..n time. This girl is on a serious mission. She is so creative, imaginative, innovative, her music’s so inspiring, like a new breed of Bjorks, just with the ability of technically doing it all by herself. Plus this very significant album is being released on such a perfect label for that kind of project, Hyperdub. There is something about the choice of sounds, nothing too fancy, and the almost tribal grooves, plus such an original approach to vocal melodies and parts. This is such a brave record without trying to please or satisfy nobody. Besides, it is a whole record, you know, a story, like they used to make for us years ago, a full collage of sound and image and smells. This is an absolutely gorgeous venture my friends, a gift you need to study carefully, and hopefully some will rub off on ya..