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 Arts & Culture Music Issue 19 On a Grander Scale Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna now may live on the opposite side of the globe, but she’s determined to evolve while staying true to her roots. Arts & Culture Music Issue 20 Bring It on Home: Leon Bridges From bussing tables to playing at the White House in under two years, Leon Bridges has no plans to part ways with his humble beginnings. Arts & Culture Music Issue 21 Variations on Solitude: Glenn Gould Three decades since his death, Canadian pianist Glenn Gould’s inner life endures with as much legend as his recordings. Arts & Culture Music Issue 22 Esperanza Spalding Esperanza Spalding continues to challenge expectations and classifications—particularly her own. Arts & Culture Issue 22 This Woman’s Work In his latest book, The Kate Inside, photographer Guido Harari presents the audacious spirit and restless creativity of iconic singer Kate Bush. Arts & Culture Music Rosie Lowe London-based singer Rosie Lowe talks to us about creative recharging, the power of songwriting and the vulnerability inherent in live performance.