Kirk Spencer has announced details of his impending EP Kingdom, on which he sets out to follow on from his acclaimed debut effort Wonderland. Known for his blistering blends of entrancing synth and imaginative versatility, the 24 year-old Nottingham producer and musician will be again doing so via his own label STRANGERZOO on July 6.
Whilst retaining all of the intricacies and atmospherics that ensured Wonderland was a captivating listen, with follow-up Kingdom Spencer does so whilst coincidently reaching for the darker shades of his musical palette. Subsequent opener 'Human,' featuring Solomon Grey, is a glimmering example: with deep, vibrant bass assisting the vocal crescendos that characterise the introductory track.
The rest of the EP follows suit, scaling the serene subtlety of 'And Swim' to the Eastern elements of 'Primrose,' glued together with teasing vocal appearances across the EP from the likes of Tiga Lilly, Celestial Trax, Turtle and Tiffani Juno.
Slotting into Spencer's now building STRANGERZOO collective, Kingdom marks a reflective output on which Spencer's amalgamative abilities ensure intelligent chord progressions aren't climactic without riding first the ethereal ambience and bass-ridden build ups Spencer has at his disposal.
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