Laurel Halo is a recording artist and live performer from Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Taking influence from her Midwest roots, Halo has developed a singular sound, combining hardware pulse, ambience and intricate sampling to address themes of physical process and virtual violence. In a live context Halo’s music is centered around abstracted club rhythms and atmospheric overdrive, and has lit venues across North America and Europe. Halo’s debut album “Quarantine” was released on Hyperdub to critical acclaim in 2012, receiving such accolades as #10 Album of the Year in The Washington Post, and the #1 Album of the Year in The Wire Magazine. In late 2013 Halo released her second album on Hyperdub, “Chance Of Rain”, which was also met with near universal acclaim for its bizarre mix of rhythm, chaos and moody jazz elements.