credit: Joey Postiglione
Brooklyn-bred duo Haulm make music that’s unhurried and ethereal, an intricate filigree of delicate melodies and otherworldly beats. So it’s fitting that their handle comes from a soft substance long ago used in bedding, a little-known name for the stem of the pea plant, a word chosen for its conjuring of the natural world and the warmth of sleep and—true to the enchanted quality of Haulm’s songs—Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea. On their sophomore EP Posture, vocalist/composer JT Norton and producer Reed Kackley show the subtle depth of their artistry, gracefully drifting from moody balladry to ambient experimentation to strangely hypnotic effect.
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