Each and every sound on Fountain sprang from the same source: Lyra Pramuk’s voice. The rhythms, the melodies, the textures—it’s all her, even the bits that don’t sound like her, or even human. Along with using recognizable performance techniques like vibrato and humming, Pramuk heavily processed many of her largely non-verbal vocals, manipulating and layering them to create an orchestra of herself—a technological excavation of her own body’s resonant possibilities inside a tender vision of a post-human future.

Read my review of Lyra Pramuk’s debut album, Fountain, on Pitchfork.

Album artwork by Donna Huanca.