Earlier this week, I decided to swing by Halou’s website on a bit of a lark. And to my surprise, I saw that they had released something else since 2001’s Wiser — the Wholeness EP, which came out in, um, 2003. Okay, so I’m a little behind the times on that one, but I quickly made up for my oversight by downloading the EP from the iTunes Music Store (click here to do the same).
The EP is well worth the $5.94, full of the same lovely female vocals, gorgeous 4AD-inspired atmospherics, and harsh beats that made Wiser and We Only Love You such solid electronic/downtempo albums. “Ingenue” is a particularly nice track, and the EP’s remix of “Wiser” is also a pleasant surprise.
The group is also working on a new album titled Wholeness and Separation that should be out sometime this year. For more info on the new album, including tracklisting and studio photos (is that an Apple flatscreen monitor I see?!?), click here.