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Sonic Playground :: Kinder Creates ‘VHS’ During Shelter-In-Place For (iN)Sect Records

The summer of 2020 gave a lot of creatives space to explore, and with COVID-19 causing him to be laid off from his day job, Kinder had plenty of time to explore said space.  In addition, he had just acquired a MV8800, which, in his words, “allowed (him) to completely change my work flow by sequencing out of the box”, meaning that his world of synthesizers and drum machines were no longer constrained to their sequencing abilities and could be combined prior to digital export.  Now, it’s not like Kinder needs additional tools to excel, but with new freedom allowed to a mind already renowned for pushing equipment to its limits, it makes sense that the output would be nothing short of mind blowing.  Synthesizers, drum machines and live instrumentation are blended together with vocal samples and textures from a handful of unique public domain sources.  If you’re in to mind expanding music, click on the album cover above and check it out.

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Jazztronic Journeys :: Kinder Prepares ‘MG’ Release

From the digital desk of Growth in Decay Records :

San Marcos-based electronic producer Kinder intertwines elements of jazz, funk, new age & house on his new album entitled MG. Applying his background as a bassist and his ear for lovely chord progressions, Kinder creates a lane of his own in the GiD catalogue.

Utilizing live instrumentation & a little programming, he gives his sound a unique and organic feel. The album title MG is derived from his heavy implementation of the classic Moog synthesizer that is found all over the release. After using the Moog for years, Kinder wanted to take a deeper dive into the iconic piece of gear. The goal was to apply it in a different manner than he has in the past.’

Check it out and lock yourself down a pre-order!

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Moog Meditation :: Kinder Releases ‘And Longer Days Still’

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The homie Kinder has an innate ability to make luscious, textured tracks out of seemingly minimal elements.  For his latest magic trick, Kinder took some field recordings and a Moog MG1, and the end result was And Longer Days Still, a slowly evolving, steadily paced meditation in layering elements on top of a deceptively shifting rhythm.  I’m a fan of these particular tracks that Kinder releases, as they remind me of score material… hopefully one day, I can employ him to score a film of mine, and people will hear what I hear in his work.  Until that day comes, be sure to check out this track, share it around, and leave a like and/or comment so that Kinder knows folks are digging what he’s putting down.

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Radio Daze :: Butcher Bear Laces A DJ Set For ‘My KUTX’

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The homie Butcher Bear is an Austin legend, with a long list of achievements and creations that have left a considerable impression on the music scene.  From time spent performing with Tim Kerr, to booking for The North Door, to running the label i(N)sect Records, to helping organize the wildly popular Exploded DrawingButcher Bear has irons in many fires.  Recently, KUTX hit him up to take part in their My KUTX series, and Butcher Bear provided a strong DJ set featuring local legends like Lord High FixersKinderBig Boys, Reaganometry, and even some of his own music, along with musician’s musicians like Polvo and Har Mar Superstar.  Check out this mix, and keep your eyes open for more dopeness from Butcher Bear!

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Bitter Sweet :: Jane Claire Connects With (iN)Sect Records For ‘Sour Grapefruit’

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Jane Claire has already made an indelible mark on the Austin scene as the founder of BossBabesATX, but a recent connection with (iN)Sect Records founder Butcher Bear has resulted in a powerful statement in the form of Sour Grapefruit, a four song EP featuring Claire‘s songwriting prowess positioned on the production of Exploded Drawing all-stars ReaganometryOut of Place and kinder.  The project is a reflection on embracing the nature of life and leaning into it rather than attempting to adjust what is to fit your idea of what it should be, be that relationships, identity, or any other elusive aspect of life that we all face.  This project is definitely a strong one, and hopefully, it will result in a follow-up LP at some point with production from other members of (iN)Sect Records‘ extensive roster (or any other producer, for that matter).

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Healing Sounds :: Kinder Rehabs Via ‘Big Low (Ginger Root)’

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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.

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Diverse Vibes :: Kinder Drops Mega-Mix With ‘Kinder Medleys Vol. 1’

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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!

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Surreal Soundscapes :: Kinder Laces Soundcloud With ‘Sutures Pt. 2’

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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.

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Dirty Work :: Kinder Hits The Internet With A New Tape Mix

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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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Textured Soundscapes :: ‘Miluseon’ by Miyavé Is A Sonic Journey

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Miyavé of LardeoTexas (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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