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As a means to refresh their sonic troika, the pieces that make up Astral Welder forgo the standard KILN approach to composition in favor of a more ambitious, intuitive strategy rooted in strict 16-and 32-bar loop forms. The collection was incepted as densely-layered loops employing the use of self-sourced found sound and environmental recordings, then expanded through more traditional multi-tracking methods and instrumentation.
“We used this loop cycle format as a new process to see if we could make full gardens of sensible noise in a truncated format, knowing full well we'd employ standard arranging formats later,” KILN explains. “Each song was built in a repeating cycle which generally lasted from thirty to sixty seconds. Sounds were stacked on this cycle until they hit maximum density, then converted and exported into a traditional linear timeline — at which point we made decisions on how to curate either a cogent sculpture or a longer, sprawling array.”
Those decisions ultimately yielded KILN’s most adventurous music to date. Astral Welder brings a new clarity and humanity to the panoramic guitars, elemental squelch and sinuous rhythms evolved over previous work. Consider the melodic sentimentality of “Oceantumblers” (built around a 35-year-old recording of a broken guitar), the music-box tenderness of “Open Field” or the wink-nudge playfulness of “Cartoon Garden,” which channels elements of alt-pop and hip-hop to forge something distinctly different from either.
KILN’s first LP since 2013 summons the spirits of a world that is long gone but ever-present, combining castoffs and cutouts of the digital age (mothballed electronics, bedroom-recorded cassettes), domestic detritus (cast-iron toys, vintage skateboard wheels) and vestiges of the natural environment (decayed birch logs, tuned rock piles) to create timeless, richly textured soundscapes radiating the warmth of golden-hour sunlight.
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