Laurel Halo is the stage name of Ina Cube, a young artist from Ann Arbor, now based in New York. She cites Steve Reich, Detroit techno, a six-month stay in Thailand and science-fiction as her influences. The latter is key to understanding her productions: Laurel Halo is one of the key figures in hypnagogic pop, although on some of her releases there are traces of IDM, ambient and electro. A child prodigy, she started playing the piano at the tender age of six, but it wasn't until she was nineteen years old that she started writing her own music. She worked as a DJ for some time on the Michigan University campus radio. Her first releases came out in 2006, “Future Fruit” and “Ambrosia EP”, both released on Endless Echo. But her first big success came when she signed with the fashionable label Hippos In Tanks, where she released two EPs, “King Felix” and “Hour Logic”. In 2011 “FRKWYS vol. 7” was released, a stellar collaboration between David Borden, James Ferraro, Sam Godin, Daniel Lopatin and Laurel Halo. She is currently working on her debut album, slated for release in spring 2012.
“King Felix EP” (Hippos In Tanks, 2010)
“Hour Logic EP” (Hippos In Tanks, 2011)