Kindred EP

In the sound files of William Bevan, flashes of static form evocative spider webs, vocal shards suggest novel-length dramas, and clattering grooves morph with the intimacy of a lover’s heartbeat. The U.K. producer’s first major statement since the rise of many inheritors (see James Blake, Weeknd,witch house, etc.), this breathtaking EP telescopes the mysticism of 2007’s Untrue into two 11-minute suites and a seven minute palate cleanser. The title track unspools a shuffling two step beat with dubstep reflux and a bevy of soul seraphs, while the kaleidoscopic finale savors piano, wine glass clinks and the sound of fireworks in the distance, hinting at pop styles yet to be ignited.

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From The Archives Issue 1153: March 29, 2012
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