♫♪  Bobo - Smoke In The Elevator

HEL Audio, Utah-based label for regional experimental and electronic music, equipped a hydraulic lift with fog machines, dropped in a moonlit desert, and allowed Kari Jørgensen to evolve on her own terms. Kari’s current form, Smoke In The Elevator, began in 2013 after a string of bedroom releases under her The Boy Who Could Fly moniker. Through three albums (BRAIN CLOUD, Kindrgarten, and Slays a Badness), Kari built a small island for whatever needed refuge. Her sound, soft and personal, is everywhere now as indie makes another resurgence, but that isn’t the breath Smoke In The Elevator sits in.

Bobo is her walk through computer-generated composition that gets as isolated as The Boy Who Could Fly and as mythic as the moonlit desert scenario that’s in my head and the first sentence of this post. Layers of vocals are big on here, and with her use of synths and drums in an almost hypnotic way, Smoke In The Elevator evokes comparisons to Visions but only to a point. Use of flute and horns in tracks like “Pure Obsessional” and the near-literal soaring in “Condor” (video by Paul Baribeau) all give Bobo their own land. A place for it’s own, but still in arms reach of her last.

You can grab Smoke In The Elevator along with Kari’s work with Ben Best and a personal favorite Braeyden Jae’s Culture Complicit on HEL Audio.
And if you’re in Salt Lake City, catch HEL Audio’s Industry showcases at Diabolical Records.

• Kari Jørgensen: https://soundcloud.com/karijorgensen
• HEL Audio: http://www.helaudio.org/

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