Quite often when people hear my music they’ll tell me it doesn’t drop. It doesn’t quite ‘go there’. I definitely agree with this. However, I used to want my music to drop, and after working for the past 6 months on my new material, and indeed developing a new sound, I’ve reached a musical understanding with myself, that the intention of it is to just teeter on the edge of going there, and not actually commit to becoming a dance track. It seems that my talent lies in composing tunes that flirt with the idea, but don’t take you there. Whether this is just a fancy disguise for being lazy, I am yet to find out.
I’ve had people draw different conclusions and make vastly different comparisons of my work, which I love. Its fantastic that people can all hear the same piece of music, but all have a different way of listening to it, and therefor have a different experience to the person sat next to them. So I thought i’d put a few songs/artists on here that people have mentioned being similar to me, so you can have a listen and completely agree or disagree, or remain indifferent to!
Arguably, those tracks do have very dance based elements. The music I like to reference and enjoy listening to is a mixture of full on dance tracks, and ambient/electronic soundscape pieces, which I think is how I arrive at the product I now have.
Its all quite exciting from here on in really. Although its taken what feels like a big chunk of my life to get this project finished, its finally there. I am so relieved I can draw a line under it, and move on to noisier and tastier ventures!
‘A Very New Everything’  will be released through Bit-Phalanx, watch this space for more info.
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.