The collaborative platform H2OP (formerly known as KhalilH2OP) consist of members NikkiH2OP, Yen Towers and Minais B. The three-piece takes high-def pop as a jumping-off point, combining auto-tuned vocals with Spanish guitar, flute, and digital production tropes to explore ideas of romanticism through the lens of artificiality.
Their debut album The Water We Drink was released on Copenhagen-label Posh Isolation. Across the album, the impulses of the romantic lyricism are diverted through artificial mechanisms and unnatural vocal terrains. KhalilH2OP feels like an ensemble of tensile club rhythms and skittery sound design. Thematically, H2OP draws constellations of and cites emotive signals with a kind of deep union between form and touch, finding perhaps a place undiscovered.
In September 2019 they release the follow-up EP Isoscele. The EP is an entirely collaborative work featuring four tracks that all places others then the trio’s members in the foreground, whether that being friends, family or international accomplices that come in and out of orbit from afar.
Listen to the first single here.