Set for release on 4AD on May 10, PROTO is Holly Herndon's highly-anticipated third album. It sees Herndon and longtime collaborator Mathew Dryhurst bring together their contemporary ensemble of vocalists, developers, and an inhuman intelligence in the form of Spawn (an AI housed in a DIY souped-up gaming PC, initiated in partnership with Dryhurst and ensemble developer Jules LaPlace). PROTO spans live vocal processing and timeless folk singing, placing an emphasis on alien song craft and potential new forms of communion. The accompanying live show opens the stage to attendees, experimenting with and extending the traditional concert format. It arrives at Berlin’s Volksbühne on June 14, accompanied by a programme curated by Herndon and Dryhurst themselves.