The Pacific Northwestern producer presents a futuristic assemblage of electronics, weaving original material into Tim Hecker, Rabit, Félicia Atkinson and more.
A key member of the Pacific Northwest’s small, but dedicated, group of electronic innovators, Kid Smpl’s aesthetic draws from Japanese video game music and UK soundsystem culture. After releasing a series of EPs in 2012 and his debut album, Skylight, on Seattle’s Hush Hush Records, Kid Smpl came to the Acdemy in 2013 as a participant. In 2015, he joined LA-based Symbols Recordings, releasing his Precinct EP: a turn towards more physically rhythmic world, with elements of noise and sound design, a cold, futuristic assemblage that explores themes of memory, futurism and technological decline; a style that pays homage to his influences, such as Burial Emptyset and J Dilla. His most recent album, Pattern Fallen a cassette release that experiments with dark ambience and drone, was released in the summer of 2018 on the Display label.