Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith releases album EARS

Composer, performer, and producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s new album ‘EARS’ is an immersive listening experience in which dizzying swirls of organic and synthesized sounds work together to create a sense of three-dimensional space and propulsion. Dense and carefully crafted, each of the songs on ‘EARS’ unfolds with a fluid elegance, while maintaining a spontaneous energy, and a sprightly sense of discovery.

Much of the album’s warmth and energy stems from Smith’s use of the versatile analog synthesizer, the Buchla Music Easel. According to Smith “Nothing compares to the sound of a Buchla. In my mind a Buchla synthesizer has the most human sound in it. I wanted to show the Easel’s versatility and range of motion within a live set. I also wanted to spend as little time as possible in front of the computer during the creation”.

“Beguiling, kaleidoscopic, spiritual synth visions” 4/5 Mojo
“A special record” 8/10 Uncut
“EARS sees the human, the organic, and the cosmic cast aloft together, spinning and enveloping the world, illustrated as perfect and beautiful” 8/10 Crack Magazine
“A richly mastered convoy of drones of both acoustic and electronic provenance” The Wire
“I absolutely love her work…an incredible tune that runs in excess of 11 minutes, but if you can offer your patience, it’ll reward you handsomely, trust me” Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC 6 Music

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith ‘EARS’
Release Date: 1st April 2016
Label: Western Vinyl
Formats: LP // CD // Digital
Cat No: WV145

01. First Flight
02. Wetlands
03. Envelop
04. When I try, I’m Full
05. Rare Things Grow
06. Arthropoda
07. Stratus
08. Existence in the Unfurling

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