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You might not know Yaki_Pony, and that's cool, as she's not made much of her music known, until now. It's dark and fuzzy electronic music that fans of Demdike Stare, Broadcast, or even Boards of Canada might dig. Pre-orders are up now for the EP— digital is out tomorrow, while there will be a physical release later this summer. Below we have an exclusive stream of all four tracks.
The project is entirely the work of Kristen Gallerneaux, a curator at the Henry Ford Museum who specializes in broadcast, computing, and sound history. She was raised in a Spiritualist family in a small Canadian crossroads town named for its 18th-century bread shortage. Right this second she's headed from Dearborn to Durham, North Carolina to perform at MoogFest
This work, The Long Walk
, is "composed of the melancholy microhistories of place. Of attempting to find the keynote of a night walk in Detroit. Of a slew of sonic memories, growing up near the site of a fire-raising poltergeist case. Of a portentous dream dreamt in a troubled house. And a remix of paranormal piano interference, recorded from inside a suitcase. Original field recordings of silence taken at historically haunted sites, coaxed into becoming noise again: The Baldoon Mystery, the Detroit Public Library, the Windsor Hum. Sound gutted from the likes of The Stone Tape, tumbling into the residual geological dimension—and from Carnival of Soul’s deep-water car swallow. These tracks are mass accumulations of “charged” aural history, intended for the purposes of manifestation—and a holding back of the same."