Shlohmo – Beams

Shlohmo has been someone to watch in the electronic music underground for some time now as he’s one of the reasons why the west coast beat scene ever became a thing in recent years. As his slow, sometimes brooding music has built a steady fan base for him over time…it was his collaborations with singer Jeremih that really made a number of listeners (and the press) take note. He released his new solo album, Dark Red, earlier this month on True Panther/We Did It and it’s a bit of a sonic departure for him. It’s interesting to hear how the distorted electronic R&B type sounds he helped popularize have now evolved into more experimental soundscapes that more closely resemble My Bloody Valentine and Squarepusher, as if sounds and ideas in the electronic underground have almost come full circle. “Beams”, one of our favorites from this bold new LP, is featured below for this week’s That New New.