Hologram Teen announces debut album release
Hologram Teen has announced the release of her debut solo album, ‘Between The Funk and The Fear.’
Hologram Teen is the solo project of Morgane Lhote, a long-term member of indie kosmische group Stereolab. ‘Between The Funk and The Fear’ marks Lhote’s first album release in a number of years, with her new electronic disco project taking influence from psychedelic Brazilian rock, 70s French disco, and the string arrangements of Francois de Roubaix and Jean-Claude Vannier. The album follows on from Hologram Teen’s acclaimed ‘Marsangst’ EP.
A new track, ‘Escape from Paris,’ has been shared in celebration of the new album. Featuring a remix from Swedish act Orange Crate Art, the song blends together dystopian landscapes and VHS nasties to take the listener on a bad trip with a distinctly hopeful endnote.
Lhote says of her solo release: “With this first LP, I wanted to create the soundtrack to the trippiest horror movie ever, and combine the scary and the absurd, through a very tongue in cheek aesthetic both musically and visually. For this project, I decided to experiment with adding live instruments, such as bass, drums, and strings, instead of or in conjunction with electronic instruments on some tracks. It was especially interesting to merge both musical feels and textures into one cohesive narrative.”
‘Between The Funk and The Fear’ is available now via Polytechnic Youth.
A run of vinyl, limited to 500 copies, is available directly from Polytechnic Youth.