Persuasion System is about duality—melancholy and optimism, then and now—which permeates throughout the 33-minute collection. It's about setting a new period marked by change, and is described by the label as Harley's most grounded and visceral work to date.
It also sees him take a different approach to production, switching digital audio workstations, rebuilding his palette of sounds, and tasking himself with experimenting. This freed him of expectations and permitted a process that echoed the tones of more immediate external environments, and created new avenues and soundscapes of exploration. "It's a sort of sad smile and a wave goodbye but at the same time hello, a 'welcome to your life' moment," he says.
Harley has previously released three albums on Ghostly, the last, Iteration, coming in 2017.
02. Persuasion System
04. Ultrafiche of You
06. Existence Schematic
08. Privilege Escalation
Persuasion System lands May 17, with "Existence Schematic" streaming below.