• LP
  • Digital

Pearson Sound

  • Cat No: HESCD002
  • Release: 2015-03-09


Digital 1400 JPY

6年ぶり待望リプレス再入荷!!!鬼才Pearson Sound / RamadanmanことDavid Kennedyのファーストアルバムが本拠地Hessle Audioから待望リリース。オリジナリティに満ちたサブリミナルで実験的フューチャーで、どこかMoondogなどのにも通じる孤高のミニマリスト感覚のリズム&ビート&ベース世界はアートの領域にさえ感じさせてくれる。

研ぎすまされたリズム音響構築の粋と、音の余韻のアートフォーム。全9トラック。DLコード付き。トラックリストからもぜひ。 (コンピューマ) (LPのコメントから参照)

Track List

16bit/44.1khz [wav/flac/aiff/alac/mp3]

LP version mastered and cut at half-speed by Matt Colton & comes with free download card.
Radio support from Benji B & B Traits (BBC Radio 1), Nemone (BBC 6 Music), . DJ support from Ben UFO, Joy Orbison, Caribou, Tessela, Mosca, Kowton, Ron Morelli, Bok Bok
Print features confirmed in Groove, Beat Mag, Faze (DE), Tsugi (FR), DJ Mag (IT), Volkskrant (NL), The Gap (Austria)
Print reviews in Mixmag (8/10), The Wire, Crack, DJ Mag, Uncut (UK), Blow Up, Rumore, Rockerilla (IT), Irish Times (IE), Musikexpress, Doppelpunkt, Westzeit (DE), Exclaim (CA)
Online features / premieres: Pitchfork (rated 8.1), The Fader, NPR, XLR8r (USA), The Quietus, Dummy (UK), Wasabeat (JP),

Hessle Audio are excited to announce the release of the self-titled debut album by Pearson Sound, aka label co-head David Kennedy. Characteristically minimalist in approach, its nine tracks use a handful of elements to craft mesmerising, self-contained worlds, alive with motion and near-subliminal detail: from vast and inky landscapes, to electrifying rhythm tracks, where layers of percussion and bass tumble over one another like rocks in a landslide. Recorded between 2013-4, Pearson Sound documents a distinct phase of Kennedy's studio explorations. "I had a signal chain set up that I was really happy with, and I started sending my machines through the same processes" he says. Expanding upon the techniques underpinning his recent REM and Starburst 12"s, its tracks emerged swiftly through improvised jam sessions; some were captured in a minimum of takes, while others later took shape through extensive sculpting and post-processing. "A lot of it was made by feeding the the same sounds between two different pieces of equipment and they'd end up feeding back between each other and snowballing. On some tracks it's about harnessing that and taking it to the brink before it disintegrates, and some of them are about just letting it go full-blown out of control." The result is a record of striking contrasts: bold, stark and visceral, yet also subtle, harmonically complex and deceptively playful. While Pearson Sound's livewire percussive energy remains inextricably rooted in the club, this exploratory studio process has created Kennedy's most wide-ranging yet coherent body of work to date: a suite of thrillingly impulsive, expressive and open-ended music, untethered from restrictions of form.
Select tour dates:
06/03 Fabric, London
13/03 Bloc Festival
21/03 Berghain, Berlin
28/03 Concrete, Paris
16/04 Elita Festival, Milan
23/04 Output, New York (All night)
01/05 Lux, Lisbon

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