Raetina Album Launch
We are very excited to be bringing you the release of Kynan Tan's debut album, Raetina. On this night, Kynan will be performing his normal laptop wizardry with the assistance of killer drummer Ben Santostefano to create part-human, part-electronic grooves. After a year living in Berlin and an extended hiatus from the Perth music scene, Kynan has come back with a new live set, more zen and a new record of haunting digital glitches and sound explosions.
Date – Thursday March 29, 2012
Where – The Bird / 181 William Street Northbridge, Perth
Time – 8:00pm
How Much – $10 entry
Raetina available on the night for the AMAZINGLY cheap price of $10
with support from KUčKA, LEAVING and BRETT MURRAY (DJ)
For all those who can't make the launch, Raetina will available from the Listen/Hear Collective store on Thursday March 22.
Of the album, Kynan says:
This album has been a few years in the works and it took an extended break from things to re-assess and figure out how to combine all these new influences and things I had been listening to so that it formed some kind of cohesive music. I have no idea who will like this record – but that is what I find exciting and interesting. I am really happy to be able to share something created by me alone over a long period of time with friends, family, listeners and anyone who has followed the things I have created over the last four or so years. Please enjoy!
The first full length album from up and coming Perth based sound-artist, Kynan Tan. Traversing a multiplicity of musical ground, Raetina features glitchy beats, shimmering spectral harmonies and constantly shifting textures and employs a vast array of sound sources, from electronic glitches and noises to recorded instruments and field recordings, all of which have been processed and manipulated by Tan’s self-made computer programs. A rhodes piano is diced up and reformed into a new rhythmic entity, modular synthesisers whiz and whir over the top of guitar chords and voices float hauntingly along an environment of sub-bass thumps and rapid glitches. The resulting eight carefully constructed tracks showcase Tan’s talent as a composer, creating an intensely atmospheric work that also concisely articulates the materials of 21st century digital music.
Album available from Thursday March 22 in download format and CD w/ double cardboard gatefold, artwork and design by Kynan Tan.