On Friday I had the pleasure of going to watch Baths (Will Wiesenfeld) at The Oval Space, in London.
I performed one of my first ever gigs supporting Baths, in Bristol’s Fire station, and felt it was necessary to see what he was up to. (That and that I pretty much got through 2010 by listening to his album Cerulean).
He has a new album out now, Obsidian (2013), which is what most of his set what about on Friday.
He wore shorts. The music was top.
I have just sent off my first track to be mastered today, whilst i’m adding the finishing touches to one of the other tracks.
The new EP is more exciting, current, and fresh (for me) than my last one ever was. Kayla Painter (2012), seemed like an experiment to me, to see if I could finish some songs, run a launch night, and get my stuff on Spotify. This project feels very different, it feels like I am releasing something because I have a group of songs that really want to be heard and remixed and enjoyed! Since my last release I have been gradually building a home studio, and I’m now the lucky owner of some grand equipment.
My new home studio set up consists of
KRK Rokit 6 active monitors
NI Komplete Audio 6 (soundcard)
Logic Pro 9
Ableton Live 8
NI Komplete 7 (instruments & effects)
It has certainly been an interesting 8 month project, and I’m really excited to push it forward to your ears. I’d say theres plenty of influence from my favourite musicians, but even more so, Burial, Nicolas Jaar, Steve Reich and Will Wiesenfeld.
A Very New Everything (2013) – Kayla Painter – release date tbc.