On the self-produced follow-up to last year’s Bloodroot, Moran pulls off a nearly impossible feat: the annihilation of experimental music’s imposing, esoteric, über-academic status quo in the name of pure, unbridled intuition, of human joy. ““By re-examining my process as an artist, I freed myself,” Moran explains. “Accordingly, I ended up making songs that were more untethered, less inhibited.” It wasn’t so much an compositional endeavor, she says, as it was an exercise in worldbuilding: “I was seeking to create these soundscapes with different synths and electronic textures, so it sounds very lush and dreamy, but also natural.” To that end, every song on Ultraviolet, from “Autowave” to “Radian”, comes from improvisatory roots, hence its playful, protean form — composed and recorded by Moran in-house, top-to-bottom, in its entirety.