Francis Harris returns to his label Scissors & Thread with a new collaborative project alongside Gabe Hedrick, entitled Aris Kindt, whose debut album Floods is released 16 November.
The album, which takes its inspiration from a Rembrandt painting, was recorded over the course of a year with the use of two guitars, a vintage drum machine and a modular synth. It’s a beautiful, misty collection of lo-fi ambience, awash with ghostly guitar fuzz, hazy synths and softly rolling beats.
The label describes Floods as “a sonic journey into the heart of a body, a bold rejuvenation of Aris Kindt, once a mere cadaver on a cold metal slab, now a living breathing human at the heart of a creative shift in vantage point from objective to active subject.”
It’s a highly evocative and engrossing album which straddles the line between electronic music and live instrumentation, using layers of noise and found sounds to deeply moving effect. Essential listening.
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