As you might expect from a musician with a Ph.D in composition, the music that Holly Herndon makes is extremely brainy, utilizing customized vocal processors and dealing with the realities of existing in an increasingly connected world. But Herndon also spent some of her formative years living as a high school exchange student in Berlin, absorbing its dance music culture. Her experience is reflected in the scattered rhythms and intricate arrangements of Platform—bring your thinking cap and your dancing shoes to this official Pitchfork Music Festival aftershow.
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