All of us have our own ways of healing when we’re sick. Most people I know take medicine. I try to clear my schedule of all things and sleep it out. It appears that my homeboy kinder is the type to expel sickness via making music. Dig the testimony from the man himself in regards to the creation of Big Low (Ginger Root) :
Made between 12/27/2018 and 1/04/2019 while I was bedridden with a peritonsillar abscess. Ambient for the sake of healing.
That about sums it up… the beats are spacious and ambient, occasionally coming together into slim but definitive structures that stand out on their own while sounding wonderful as a collection of tracks. Give the project a listen, a share, and a few bucks if you can so we can keep kinder healthy and productive.
One listen to the original production of Exploded Drawing standout kinder lets you know that his musical palette is diverse and expansive. His compositions easily touch the bases of electronic, hip-hop, folk and rock sensibilities without over-indulging in any specific genre for too long. With the recent rainy spell that San Marcos has weathered (no pun intended), kinder took it as an opportunity to dig through his vinyl collection and put together a feature-length mix in the form of kinder medleys vol. 1. Take a peek at the track listing, or just throw on some headphones and dive in… and be sure to share this one around, give it a like, and leave a comment on your favorite song!
Knowing so many producers with so many ranges of styles and approaches is equal parts inspiring and humbling. I often know that, despite my best efforts, I will always be a level or two behind quite a few names, especially members of the Exploded Drawing camp. One of the names that comes to mind is kinder, and it’s reinforced each time he drops something new. Sutures Pt. 2 finds kinder making music that reminds me of the old adage about cinema being ‘the wind in the trees’… something perceptible, but only because of the stimulus it causes, and not because of its own tangible qualities. As abstract as that sounds, there’s nothing abstract about the way kinder‘s music hits you where it tends to matter most… with the variety of the last few tracks he’s dropped, I’m dying to hear another full length project.
When it comes to production and electronic music in the central Texas realm, not many are doing it to the skill level of Exploded Drawing OG member Kinder. Even his demos are an event, as the recent Soundcloud upload of 2.24 (tapemix) demonstrated. 6 minutes of Kinder exploring the ideas and pathways of a new song is more entertaining than some so-called producer’s finished products. For a genre of music that can be formulaic and pattern based, Kinder manages to capture an incredibly hands on feel. As always, be on the lookout for releases from Kinder, because the man is always working on something dope.
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Miyavé of Lardeo, Texas (and Feedback Alliance member) clocked in right at the end of 2017 with a truly amazing miniblast. Miluseon is one of the more textured and expressive electronic releases I’ve heard of late, comparable to the likes of Kinder or Yppah. There are many other releases on his Bandcamp page (which I plan on looking into shortly), but this gem was too good to not share in regards to an already memorable year, now set aside for the hopes and possibilities of 2018. I’m sure we’ll hear more from Miyavé, his peers, and scores of other creatives, and I am excited to see and hear what lies in wait.
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Tagged bandcamp, chief, feedback alliance, kinder, laredo, miluseon, miyavé, the doomsday device, yppah
There are not many producers out there who can do so much with so little in comparison to Kinder. This dude can take an antiquated (though still beautiful) piece of equipment like an SP202 and create pure magic with it. I imagine that this SP202 Mix, and previous iterations of this style of mix, serve as the warm-ups to the mind-blowing album-length creations that Kinder periodically serves up. Like it, share it, and follow for more dopeness.
(iN)Sect Records alumni Kinder has recently dropped a new album… Tourney picks up where the self-titled debut left off, and improves on the already dense textures Kinder is known for weaving. This one covers a deep spectrum of sound, and will more than likely raise Kinder‘s profile to a place it deserves to be in terms of today’s electronic architects. Dig it, buy it, and spread the word.
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Tagged chief, exploded drawings, iNSECT RECORDS, kinder, the doomsday device, tourney