Aris Kindt

“Swann And Odette (lp,col (grey Marbeled)”

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LabelKingdomsCat. No.KDS001LP
FormatEXCLXLPAOrders fromFri, 20 Oct 2017
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LP, colored (grey marbeled) vinyl, Limited edition, download code + 2 Bonustracks Tracklist LP: A1. Swann and Odette A2. New Gods of Prudence A3. Several Wolves B1. Taking 33 B2. Seagraves B3. A Second Type of Problem B4. Treatise B5. Still Undivided On October, 20, 2017, ambient shoegaze duo Aris Kindt launch the new Kingdoms imprint with their second album, Swann and Odette. Picking up where their first record (2015’s Floods) leaves off, Swann and Odette is an evolutionary leap forward for the duo. The sonic palette is deeper, the grooves more sparse and the melodies are given more room to seep deep within a mix so expansive it feels almost tactile. This is heady, opulent stuff. The album is immaculately produced and cunningly arranged to sidestep easy classification while not sacrificing accessibility and authentic feeling. Aris Kindt is the collaborative project of Gabe Hedrick and Francis Harris (Scissor and Thread). Harris has previously released the albums Leland (2012) and Minutes of Sleep (2014), both of which have been lauded “for (their) extensive use of live instruments, a contrasting feature to his work done before” (last.fm, 2016). Building on this approach, Hedrick adds his own sonic signature in effects-laden layers of electric guitar and modular synthesizer. Collectively, the album swells and reverberates to create a seamless interplay of synths and instrumentation cast loose from their origins and awash in oceanic delay.

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