Ever unpredictable in her moves and genre-shifting, Laurel Halo has this week revealed that she'll be releasing a new mini-album next month. The 6-track release is called Raw Silk Uncut Wood and comes out through French label Latency on July 13th (that's the album art above; a painting called 'Prince S' by Jill Mulleady, 2017). The release is said to be "inspired by recent film score work for Metahaven and Ursula Le Guin's translation of the 'Tao Te Ching'." It also features Oliver Coates on cello and Eli Keszler on percussion.

She has also shared the opening 10-minute title track. Where last year's Dust was a joyous and vocal production, 'Raw Silk Uncut Wood' hews more towards ambient, with slight echoes of jazz. Laurel keeps the sounds shifting throughout the extended run time, like colours and shapes slowly contorting in the reflection of a wine bottle - which might make a good accompaniment for listening to 'Raw Silk Uncut Wood'. Check it out below.