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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

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Composer, performer, and producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s 2016 album EARS is an immersive listening experience.

Created on analog synthesisers, this is a patch-work of dizzying swirls and organic electronic sounds, working 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.

Listeners familiar with her previous album Euclid (an album that prompted Dazed to call her “…one of the most pioneering musicians in the world.“ ) will no doubt notice her heavier use of vocals on EARS. On all but one song, her gently ecstatic swells of vocals emerge to soar over a dense jungle of synths and woodwinds.

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.”
Where: Ramsgate Music Hall, 13 Turner Street, CT11 8NJ
When: 7:30pm
Contact: 01843 591815