Nonlocal Forecast is the jazz fusion-inspired project from Angel Marcloid, a Chicago musician who also makes experimental electronic music under the name Fire-Toolz (among many other aliases). Following on from last year’s Bubble Universe album, Holographic Universe(s!)? takes the Weather Report-informed style of jazz fusion to a more exploratory and freeform place, according to the label.
The album’s title references the Holographic Principle, a branch of string theory that purports that our three-dimensional reality is actually virtual reality written on a two-dimensional plane. The plural and question mark in the title also hint at the Multiverse Theory and Many Universe Theory, as a nod to the many musical worlds of Marcloid and how they mix and interact with each other. (Holographic Universe(s!)? features an appearance from Fire-Toolz.)
This past May, Marcloid released her most recent Fire-Toolz LP, Rainbow Bridge, also on Hausu Mountain.
Listen to “Imprinted, Encoded, Shone (Emergence).”