Depending on where you land in Kayla Painter’s universe, the outlook could be very different. From one angle, she sculpts subversive rhythm tracks that play on club tropes while crackling with an energy sourced from somewhere far away. Earlier work left listeners enshrouded in her beatless, textural studies. Often she strikes in between these extremes, using micro-sampling and musique concrete principles to propel her unique clusters of deftly sculpted sound design.
Having just released on Gilles Peterson’s label Brownswood her journey is far from complete. She remains untethered to any one camp, exercising self-determination on her artistic journey. What’s most exciting is the open-ended potential for what comes next. When you set out your stall as a fiercely individual artist with such a broad skill set, the possibilities are tantalisingly infinite.
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