Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Everything about this finely wrought yet diabolically chaotic album feeds a theme: The more we try to manicure reality, in life and online, the messier it gets."
Paste (magazine) - "The cryptically scrambled vocals of 'Chorus' envelop you into the world that Herndon is creating, the veritable digital chaos comprised of binary codes swirling over your brain, cloaked in mysteriousness..."
Recording information: Annandale-on-Hudson (2013-2014); Berlin (2013-2014); Los Angeles (2013-2014); Palo Alto (2013-2014); San Francisco (2013-2014).
Just as Holly Herndon's debut album Movement had abundant layers in its title alone, its follow-up Platform is just as nuanced in how it combines political, technological, and structural and ideological concepts into a single word. She explores all of these ideas in thought-provoking and unsettling ways that expand on Movement's fragmented, ethereal approach. On tracks such as "Chorus," which was made from samples of Herndon's Internet browsing; "Home," a breathy piece of pop inspired by NSA surveillance, and the eerily erotic sketch "Lonely at the Top," she blurs the line between intimacy and invasiveness, providing commentary on the way humanity and technology interact that elevates Platform into a true work of art. ~ Heather Phares