Holly Herndon, the Tennesse-born, San Francisco-based multi-format (composer, musician, vocalist, producer) electronic/experimental/laptop artist has grand ideas and plans that commence with the launch of her second album, the made-for-headphones Platform, on May 19th on RVNG Intl. and 4AD. She believes that the use of technology can bring us together and not separate us; that our daily lives are immersed in the digital world to the extent that the Internet, for the most part, is where we exist these days; and that we can form solid connections with each other through this medium. Her musical MO is to mine bits and bytes from field and personal recordings, sounds from the Internet, processed vocals, and drum programming and re(de)fine and combine them into intricate aural amalgams that express the emotional side of digital sounds.