According to Kali Malone, it’s when her own compositions send her to sleep that they’re ready for the public. But while her music is certainly meditative, some may struggle to drift off to the massive slabs of sound, austere drones and minimal melodies that bloom from the speaker and slowly take over the whole room. After growing up in Colorado, Malone moved to Stockholm at 18 and studied electro-acoustic composition. Now 26, she has quietly taken the experimental music world by storm with her 2019 album, The Sacrificial Code—a two-hour-long series of mournful pipe organ compositions. When we speak on the phone, she’s in Paris, where she’s spending a few weeks recording in her dream studio. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-six Buy Now Related Stories Music Issue 46 Hun Choi DJ Hunee outlines his dance floor philosophy. Music Issue 46 Lil Silva A superstar collaborator steps into the spotlight. Music Issue 44 Sigrid Scandipop's fresh face on stagecraft and The Sims. Music Issue 43 Brendan Yates The Turnstile frontman on hardcore's sweet side. Music Issue 43 Cat Power Musician Chan Marshall opens the door to a different dimension. Music Issue 42 Dev Hynes The boundless potential of being a master of none.