Review: Aris Kindt is the collaborative project of Francis Harris of the Scissor and Thread imprint and close collaborator Gabe Hedrick. Their new album Swann & Odette follows up 2015's Floods LP and is said to be influenced by French author Marcel Proust's novel In Search Of Lost Time. This new collaborative project builds upon Harris' decades long career spent pushing against the boundaries of electronic music as a producer and performer. Hedrick adds his own sonic signature in 'effects-laden layers of electric guitar and modular synthesizer.' The LP inaugurates Harris' new Kingdoms imprint, which aspires to be an eclectic new platform for adventurous music, as well as reissues of little-known obscurities. The album's sublime and evocative nature throughout ranges from reflective moments, through to abstract hypnosis and the downright cinematic. A real pleasure from start to finish. Highly recommended.
Review: Inaugurating the Kingdoms imprint in 2017 was the new project by Francis Harris (ex Scissor & Thread) and Gabe Hendrick named Aris Kindt, with their rather impressive Swann & Odette LP. Next up on New York City based imprint are the duo of Brandon Wolcott and Emil Ambrayan - who first came to prominence on Nicolas Jaar's Clown & Sunset label in 2012. Both having a history in theatre, sound design and classical composition, Wolcott and Abramyan create experimental electronic music via a diverse tapestry of sound that avoids strict genre pigeonholing. The music is performed completely live with Wolcott on electronics and Abramyan on cello. Wolcott is a Brooklyn based artist that has released music on Wolf + Lamb, Archipel Records and Jaar's sublabel Other People as well performing in his 'dance-music' project Smirk. Contained on this LP are some lush and evocative modern classical compositions that will certainly appeal to fans of Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm or Peter Broderick.