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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Ears
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Western Vinyl)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Composer, performer, and producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's new album EARS is an immersive listening experience in which dizzying swirls of organic and synthesized sounds work together to create a sense of three-dimensional space and propulsion. Dense and carefully crafted, each of the songs on EARS unfolds with a fluid elegance, while maintaining a spontaneous energy, and a sprightly sense of discovery. Listeners familiar with her previous album Euclid (an album that prompted Dazed to call her “…one of the most pioneering musicians in the world.”) will no doubt notice her heavier use of vocals on EARS. On all but one song, her gently ecstatic swells of vocals emerge to soar over a dense jungle of synths and woodwinds. Much of the album's warmth and energy stems from Smith's use of the versatile analog synthesizer, the Buchla Music Easel. According to Smith, “…nothing compares to the sound of a Buchla. In my mind a Buchla synthesizer has the most human sound in it. I wanted to show the Easel’s versatility and range of motion within a live set. I also wanted to spend as little time as possible in front of the computer during the creation.” After initially composing on the Buchla, she wrote arrangements for a woodwind quintet, added vocals, and further refined the pieces with granular synthesis techniques she developed in her sound design work (she contributed sound design to Panda Bear's “Boys Latin” video, and handled sound design and original compositions for Brasilia co-written by and starring Reggie Watts). Though the pallet of sounds Smith employs on EARS is darker than the ebullient tenor we heard on Euclid, she's careful to let in just enough light to covey a feeling of cosmic bliss and transcendence. Kinetic arpeggios of synths pulse, often buoying her graceful vocal mantras, while woodwinds breathe and flutter, emulating the wildlife Smith observed while growing up on the West Coast (she even studied recordings of slowed down bird calls prior to composing these pieces). Though some of her gestures echo the musical tropes used by early minimalist composers, the world she creates on EARS is uniquely hypnotic and full of life, not unlike Miyzaki's film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, which she cites as an inspiration. EARS is a masterful articulation of Smith's vision, which she achieved in part by spending time preparing her mind prior to composing the album. As she explains, “I am very intentional about the months leading up to when I am going to compose something new. I really trust the subconscious and try and feed it only information I want it to feed back to me. I make playlists that I listen to nonstop, or have images I look at daily, or I go to places I want to be inspired by…I do all this prep work and then try and forget it when I am writing.” Listening to EARS, it's clear that her approach paid off, and that the seeds she planted within have born a vibrant and hyper-natural world that's as joyful to experience as the flora and fauna that inspired it.
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Kid Black Vinyl Edition
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
The Kid Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Western Vinyl)
19,94 €* 20,99 € -5%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith erfüllt mit ihrem neuen Album „TheKid" die hohen Erwartungen, welche dem hoch gelobtenVorgänger ,Ears" geschuldet sind. Das Album thematisiert vierdefinierende kognitive und emotionale Stadien der menschlichenLebensdauer und widmet sich diesem Thema auf vier Seiten einerDoppel-LP mit einem beeindruckenden elektronischen Sound,entstanden aus tiefer Ehrfurcht gegenüber der natürlichen Welt.Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith gehört zu einer Generation vonmodernen Musikern, die durch ihr Engagement für die Erstellungvon experimentellen Alben trotz der Single orientiertenGewohnheiten der modernen Zuhörer definiert sind. Ihr neuesWerk ist ein famoses Beispiel dafür. Die Themen auf ,The Kid"sind nicht einfach zu vermitteln, der emotionale Ton und dielyrischen Inhalte schaffen aber genau das. Eine klanglicheRepräsentation der vier wichtigsten Phasen eines menschlichenLebens, von der Geburt zum ersten Ichbewusstsein über dasFormen der eigenen Identität bis zum Alter und schließlichendend im Tod. Die vorab veröffentlichte Single ,To Follow AndLead", ein fesselndes Avant-Pop-Juwel in der Mitte des Albums,repräsentiert die dritte Phase des Lebens, in welcher der Menschseine wahre Persönlichkeit mit Hilfe von Experimenten bildenkann. Nur durch Ausprobieren, Folgen und Führen kann eineeigenständige Persönlichkeit entstehen.
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Euclid
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