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Hippos In Tanks have evidently turned out some of the year's most addictively essential releases, but none more so than Laurel Halo's 'King Felix' EP. The Brooklyn-via-Michigan-hailing artist has created waves of interest around her sound that simply cannot be ignored. Obvious comparisons to individual female precedents have inevitably been stirred up, but right now it's quite fair to say that there's nobody else doing quite what she does - and that's an immeasurably important fact. Her music is suspended in an ethereal alter zone equally informed by 4AD dreamspaces, immersive video game soundtracks and hypnagogic Pop, essentially three elements which form much of the best Knew-Pop around and makes for the most deliriously effective form of Pop escapism we've encountered in a long time.